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Rocklin in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Finnish Temperance Hall

 
 
The Finnish Temperance Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 16, 2009
1. The Finnish Temperance Hall Marker
Inscription.
This Hall Dedicated to:

The People From Finland
Who Immigrated
To Rocklin

The Finnish Temperance
Society Who Built The
Hall in 1905

The United Finnish Kaleva
Brothers And Sisters
Lodge No. 5 Of Rocklin
California


 
Erected 1991 by Rocklin Historical Society, May 27, 1991.
 
Location. 38° 47.348′ N, 121° 13.949′ W. Marker is in Rocklin, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Rocklin Road near South Grove Street. Touch for map. Marker is located to the right of the steps leading to the entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4090 Rocklin Road, Rocklin CA 95677, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rocklin Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fletcher Moon House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rocklin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old St. Maryís (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trott Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Loomis (approx. 3 miles away); Loomis Town Hall (approx. 3 miles away); Loomis - Transcontinental Railroad (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocklin.
 
Regarding The Finnish Temperance Hall.
The Finnish Temperance Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 16, 2009
2. The Finnish Temperance Hall Marker
“Finn Hall”, as it is known to most Rocklinites, was built by the Finnish Temperance Society in 1905. In the early days, this most impressive building was used for most of Rocklinís social functions, and graduations were always held here. School Christmas programs, receptions, dances and fraternal meetings were also the norm for “Finn Hall.”
Source: City of Rocklin Historical Points of Interests.
http://www.rocklin.ca.gov/residents/history/landmarks.asp

 
Also see . . .
1. A History of Rocklinís Finnish Population. “As the granite industry flourished so did Rocklinís saloons. Released from the strictures of Finlandís state church, and craving relaxation after hard days in the quarries, some Finns developed worrisome drinking problems. Concerned family members established Rocklinís Finnish Temperance Society in 1889. At first the society met in a small building which later became Rocklinís Evangelical Lutheran Church. But by 1900 the society was feeling the need for a larger building with a broader purpose, a focal point for Finnish recreation and social life.” (Submitted on October 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. City of Rocklin Website. Click “virtual tour” link to view interior of building. (Submitted on October 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable Buildings
 
The Finnish Temperance Hall image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 16, 2009
3. The Finnish Temperance Hall
The Finnish Temperance Hall Photo Display image. Click for more information.
By Syd Whittle, October 4, 2009
4. The Finnish Temperance Hall Photo Display
Historical Photos on display at the Rocklin History Museum located at 3895 Rocklin Road.
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,440 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on October 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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