Loomis (Images of America)
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In the spirit of preservation, the contributors to this volume have had the foresight to save photographs and memorabilia of Loomis for future generations. In this collection of vintage imagery, the Loomis Basin Historical Society shows a compelling view of early agricultural endeavors, railroads, mining, schools, and commerce in this foothill town. . Most images are from the historical society's own archives, and some come from private co
This led to confusion with Reno, so in 1890 it officially became Loomis, in honor of postmaster and saloon keeper James Oscar Loomis. A small town set along Interstate 80 in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Loomis anchors what was once an internationally known agricultural area, a distinction it gained after early settlers came for gold mining along the rivers. Established first as Pine Grove in the 1850s, the town later became Placer, then Smithville, and later Pino. Agriculture is mostly gone now, but many downtown businesses retain their original architecture, and the restored railroad depot helps keep Loomis's heritage alive.. The Central Pacific Railroad soon laid tracks here, providing a means for transporting fruit crops to market
The festival is always a family affair, and the kids won't be disappointed with all the games they can play, the corn maze to wander through, the rock wall they can climb, and new this year, the animals they can see and pet at the petting zoo. 3 Author: Martha GarciaPublisher: The Loomis NewsDate: 9/24/09Everything old will be new again when the 22nd annual version of the Loomis Eggplant Festival begins at 10 a.m. This led to confusion with Reno, so in 1890 it officially became Loomis in honor or postmaster and saloom keeper James Oscar Loomis. Try free samples of eggplant ratatouille, prepared by Loomis Mayor Walt Scherer, at Nelthorpe & Son near the Loomis Depot. Saturday, Oct. The Central Pacific Railroad soon laid tracker here, providing a means for transporting fruit crops to market.""Established first
J. Nute said Excellent history/pictorial. This book is beautifully put together, researched and presented. Photos are excellent, high quality and a true "picture" of the history of this quaint and beautiful town. This book lets us all "see" our history!