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Los Banos in Merced County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Los Banos

 
 
Los Banos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
1. Los Banos Marker
Inscription. Los Baņos (The Baths) del Padre Arroyo was a favorite bathing place for padres from San Juan Bautista Mission during their travels to San Joaquin Valley. Visited as early as 1805 by Spanish explorers, its name was changed to Los Banos Creek by later American emigrants. The town of Los Banos was established at its present site in 1889, after the location of the post office of Los Banos near the creek in 1874.
 
Erected 1957 by California State Park Commission/Native Sons of the Golden West, Los Banos Parlor No. 206. (Marker Number 550.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 37° 3.397′ N, 120° 50.773′ W. Marker is in Los Banos, California, in Merced County. Marker is on East Pacheco Boulevard (California Route 33/152) west of 9th Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located at Los Banos City Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 803 East Pacheco Boulevard, Los Banos CA 93635, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Guglielmo Marconi (approx. 0.3 miles away); Woolgrowers (approx. 0.3 miles
Los Banos Marker at Los Banos City Park image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
2. Los Banos Marker at Los Banos City Park
away); Henry Miller (approx. 0.4 miles away); Canal Farm Inn (approx. 0.8 miles away); San Luis Camp Adobe (approx. 7.3 miles away); Gustine Museum (approx. 16.2 miles away); Enterprise School (approx. 16.2 miles away); Men of Gustine War Memorial (approx. 16.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Los Banos.
 
Also see . . .  A Little Bit About The History of Los Banos Ca. An article written by Charles Sawyer which includes historic photos. (Submitted on September 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Los Banos Marker at Los Banos City Park image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
3. Los Banos Marker at Los Banos City Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on , by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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