Placer County, the heartland of California's storied Gold Country, was made famous by the Gold Rush era, when miners sluiced its streams and rivers, chipped away at the innards of its mountains, and fueled the incredible growth and indelible transformation of its towns and cities. Venture there yourself and discover the stories of those 49er-founded cities that later tapped an alternative source of treasure, following a less celebrated, yet more enduring path toward prosperity. The city of Rocklin for example, made its mark across the state by mining valuable granite for centuries after California's gold lost its gleam. Book hotels in Rocklin, CA and celebrate that hardest of rock, whose subtle, many-hued beauty has been prized since antiquity.
After checking in to your choice among many fine Rocklin hotels, take a stroll through the city to admire views of the Sierra Nevada mountains to the northeast and Sutter Butte range in the west. Consider that in the Sierras are those most glorious and celebrated of granite monoliths, Yosemite's monumental Half Dome and El Capitan. And across the globe that it's the material chosen for monuments, from sarcophagi in ancient Egypt to sacred temples in India to royal tombstones stones still standing in London cemeteries. The same type of rock lies underfoot throughout Rocklin, and you might on your stroll see old quarries, some now made prettier as lakes, some still bearing the deep scars of centuries of mining. They're not your typical tourist attractions, but they're the wellspring of the entire city. These quarries yielded granite that built some of the finest buildings in San Francisco and the California State Capitol building in nearby Sacramento. Arrange Rocklin rental cars and travel to the Capitol to tour the historic building and see for yourself the beauty born from Rocklin's retired quarries. Hotels in Sacramento are ready to welcome you, so stay for a few days and see its other treasures.
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