loomis basin historical society

Agriculture is still a boom to state

Ag is good as gold It doesn’t take a California state Assembly resolution declaring March 23 California Agriculture Day to point out the importance of agriculture in the state, b ...

Days of Yesterday Country Christmas Faire opens Friday night

The 36th annual Days of Yesterday Country Christmas Faire, presented by the Friends of the Loomis Library, opens from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, De ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (Nov. 4, 1960 Issue) The Placer County Board of Supervisors signed contracts to begin a $46,000 Loomis Basin Master Plan for drainage, sewage and specific land use. Th ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (Sept. 9, 1960 Issue) After four days of freedom, excaped convict Harvard Yale McAllister, 49, of Folsom prison, who escaped from the Iron Mine Honor camp, was apprehe ...

Tomatoes are focus of weekend gathering

Just like his “girls” — Rosie, Betsy and Ophelia — Dave Faoro loves tomatoes. The barred rock chickens get to munch on tomatoes Faoro picks from the 18 tomato beds in the 1 ...

Loomis murder sparks a dark time for area Chinese

The Central Pacific Railroad completed major construction on the eastbound leg of the transcontinental railroad in 1869 and U.S. Census records show that by 1879, 21 of the railroa ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (Oct. 30, 1959 Issue) Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Nelthorpe and children drove Mr. and Mrs. Linn Nelthorpe to Sacramento, where they left by plane for Kentucky to tour the Gene ...

Loomis Eggplant Festival is Saturday, Oct. 3

Everything old will be new again when the 22nd annual version of the Loomis Eggplant Festival begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Thousands will descend on the Loomis Depot and th ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (May 15, 1959 Issue) The John A. Stacker Unit 775, American Legion Auxiliary intitiated new members Gladys Lanouette and Noreen Aguilar at its regular meeting. Carolin ...

War hero memorialized decades after World War II

Frank Law, Bob Hansen and Frank Fujita remember Paul Mazal well. Mazal’s classmates and friends recounted the amazing story of the World War II hero at the Loomis Basin Historica ...