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A Brief History of the Blue Anchor Shed

 
 
A Brief History of the Blue Anchor Shed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 12, 2016
1. A Brief History of the Blue Anchor Shed Marker
Inscription.  On this site stood the Blue Anchor Fruit Packing Shed. This was one of the largest fruit packing sheds in Loomis and was part of a series that the California Fruit Exchange built in Loomis beginning in the 1930's. The sheds in Loomis packed a variety of fruits which included cherries, peaches and pears.
 
Location. 38° 49.287′ N, 121° 11.661′ W. Marker is in Loomis, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Horseshoe Bar Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5775 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis CA 95650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Loomis - Transcontinental Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Loomis (within shouting distance of this marker); Loomis Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Loomis Chinatown (approx. 1.1 miles away); Griffith Quarry (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Finnish Temperance Hall (approx. 3 miles away); The Fletcher Moon House (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Loomis.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in Blue Anchor Park, just a few steps south of the historic train station.
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
A Brief History of the Blue Anchor Shed Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 12, 2016
2. A Brief History of the Blue Anchor Shed Marker - wide view
Marker inset photo: Blue Anchor Fruit Shed image. Click for full size.
3. Marker inset photo: Blue Anchor Fruit Shed
"The Blue Anchor Fruit Shed was closed down in 1985. In September of 2002, the shed was destroyed by fire in the early hours."
Marker inset photo: packing fruit image. Click for full size.
4. Marker inset photo: packing fruit
"This is the crate packing area of the Blue Anchor. Packers are packing plums. Forty to fifty packers would work to get the fruit ready for market."
Marker inset photo: inspecting fruit image. Click for full size.
April 12, 2016
5. Marker inset photo: inspecting fruit
"Workers would inspect fruit before shipment. During the peak of packing season, the Blue Anchor fruit shed employed several hundred seasonal workers."
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 19, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 20, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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