Thursday, March 27, 2008
HISTORY IN MY CITY
This Hall is located in my City of Rocklin, California. It is dedicated to the people from Finland who immigrated to Rocklin and the Finnish Temperance Society who built the hall in 1905. The Society was organized as a fraternal, social and cultural lodge to provide a meeting place for Finnish immigrants to preserve the language, customs and traditions of their former homeland. Rocklin was once a largely Finnish Granite - quarrying community.
Now the Hall is used for many activities such as Little Theater performances and Town Meetings.
I am of Scandinavian descent so perhaps that's why I feel so comfortable and have a sense of belonging in this town.
Come and visit sometime.