Roseville Travel Guide
Roseville Local History
The rolling hills and grasslands of what is today South Placer County, was home to the Maidu Indians for more than 500 years, before the discovery of gold in 1849. In 1864, track-laying crews pushed eastwards from Sacremento across the plains to build the nations first intercontinental railroad. On the site of present-day Roseville, the rail of the Central Pacific, intersected with the California line and this place became known as the Junction. A small freight and passenger centre, called Roseville, developed from this.
For the next couple of years, Roseville remained a small railroad shipping point, but in 1908, the railroad roundhouse and repair facilities moved here and almost overnight, the small, quiet village grew into a bustling town. It has continued to develop until it became Placer County's largest and most important city.
The Maidu Interpretive Centre and Historic Site - Guided tours of an ancient Nisenan ( southern Maidu) village site, featuring over 300 bedrock mortars, petroglyphs (rock art) and evidence of thousands of years of occupation of the Maidu Indians can be experienced. Whether you enjoy the educational programme, hike the nature trail or enjoy the cultural demostrations, this site offers a balance of nature and the ancient wisdom of an ancient culture.
Roseville Telephone Museum - Filled with over 100 years of telephone history and technology, the museum offers vistors a look at how their grandparents communciated and how technology has enhanced the ways of communication.
Carneige Museum - Housed in Roseville's first permanent library, it was constructed in 1912 by Lincoln-made brick, Rocklin-granite and Roseville's labour. The museum provides a historical walking tour of historic Roseville and has exhibits, photographs and stories of Roseville's past.
A Dash of Panache French deco Tea Parlor Nothern California's only French-deco Tea Parlor featuring a great High Tea (a LOT of food) including Vanity Closet dress-up, beautiful music, black tablecloths, white doillies, clear crystal wares, and awesome food!
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Roseville Parks & Gardens
Cambria Park - this three acre neighbourhood park includes two separate children's play areas, two half-basketball courts, a sand volleyball court, open informal play areas and a walkway trail around the perimeter of the park.
James A Hall Park - this five acre park includes a two acre Oak woodland preserve area. It has a picnic area, play equipment and a large open, informal playing area, or just enjoy a stroll amongst the "oaks".
Roseville Restaurants and Bars
A dash of Panache - 217 Vernon Str. It is a dynamic establishment that involves a variety of friendship services that include, Women's Brunches, Lunches and Teas at the Friendship Café and the Family Icecream and Refreshment Parlour serving homemade icecream, coffee beverages, smoothies and baked goods.
Saigon Bistro - 701 Sunrise Ave. Offering authentic Vietnamese and Thai food adventure with the flavours of the Far East. Some menu items include bird nest seafood, egg rolls or spring rolls, noodle soup and orange chicken.
Roundhouse Deli - 604 Church Str. Locally owned and operated serving delicious sandwiches and salads using fresh ingredients daily. Hot sandwiches include chicken, melts, dips, Carne Asada to cold sandwiches of fish, BLT, tuna or build your own sandwich.
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