For those in Sacramento, White Rock Road is well-known while the origin of the name is not. For years, I thought there was some association with the aggregate surface mines along and near this road in the city of Rancho Cordova. Yet the sight of these rocks at the eastern portion of the road had to make one wonder if this was the origin. I believe the sign is new and was installed recently as part of the revival of the Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad.
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At one time, the road was built in the 1850s and named White Rock-Clarksville Immigrant Road due to this white rock outcropping which marked the entry into El Dorado County. Over the years, these rolling hills just south of Hwy 50 in Folsom, have been subject to development as the city has expanded. For a few years a sign proclaiming the White Rock Golf Course laid fallen and rotting near the outcrop. And recently, residential development companies have purchased land nearby to build a few thousand homes, but at least for not the white rocks are part of any property sales and will remain undisturbed for the time being.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 80mm, f/4.2, 1/8 sec
Folsom (CA), White Rocks, White Rock Road, Monochrome. Folsom, California. September 27, 2013. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.