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Loomis in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Loomis

 
 
Loomis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, November 29, 2015
1. Loomis Marker
Inscription.  
Loomis
Named After
James Oscar Loomis
1830 – 1895

This community was founded in 1850 and originally named “The Grove” by gold miners who settled along Secret Ravine one mile east of here.
Forming a thriving community with the population exceeding 1500. In 1861 the name was changed to “Placer”, then changed again the following year to “Smithville”.
After the arrival of the Central Pacific Railroad, the town moved to this present location in 1869 and named “Pino”. On May 28, 1890 the town was given its name after Mr. Loomis, a popular citizen who served as Postmaster, railroad express agent, store and saloon keeper.
Dates and names were authenticated by the U.S. Post Office Dept., Washington, D.C.

 
Erected 1973 by South Placer Kiwanis Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
 
Location. 38° 49.257′ N, 121° 11.644′ 
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W. Marker is in Loomis, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Taylor Road west of Horseshoe Bar Road, on the right when traveling west. The markers and monument is located across the street from the Loomis Town Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); A Brief History of the Blue Anchor Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Loomis - Transcontinental Railroad (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.
 
Loomis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, November 29, 2015
2. Loomis Marker
Monument Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, November 29, 2015
3. Monument Dedication Plaque
Dedicated to these men for their
devoted service to our community
John E. Boyington
1877 - 1968
Fred C. Hamberg
1897 - 1971
Percy Lanouette
1902 - 1972
Monument Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, November 29, 2015
4. Monument Dedication Plaque
In Memory of
Hiroshi "Doc" Takemoto
4-10-14 to 11-17-81
Charter Member - Loomis Lions Club
"Doc" Takemoto exemplified the objects of his Lionism in his
promotion of good citizenship and involvement in civic,
cultural, social and moral welfare of the community
Presented by Lions Clubs of Loomis, Rocklin, Roseville and Lincoln
Monument Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, November 29, 2015
5. Monument Dedication Plaque
In Memory of
Doctor P.D. Barnes
who served the people
from 1926 to 1961

A Kind and Compassionate Man
He was a Friend to All
Dedicated 1999
Loomis Lions - Loomis Basin Historical Society
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2015, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 803 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 29, 2015, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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