Roseville FUN Fact!
Recognize these names? Astill, Fiddyment, Atkinson, Pratt, Sawtell and Dyer? How about Cirby, Doyle and Kaseberg?
For centuries the area around what is now known as Downtown Roseville was home to oak groves and a few groups of Maidu Indians. However, in the first half of the 19th century, some of the adventurers drawn to the California Gold Rush began to settle in the region. Taking advantage of excellent grazing land, early settlers with names like Astill, Fiddyment, Atkinson, Pratt, and Dyer established ranches and raised livestock. Cirby, Doyle and Kaseberg where investors while Sawtell was Roseville's first mayor.
Read more about Roseville's interesting history HERE!