Historian Diana Loomis born in Toronto, Canada to English parents arrived at the age of four to Newport, Rhode Island, (Revolutionary and Belle Epoque history) Youngstown, Ohio (steel mills and the Butler Institute of American Art). She moved to the lovely college town of Claremont, California while in 8th grade, which wasn’t far from the nostalgia of her east coast home with mature trees and intellectual atmosphere.
She majored in International Relations and History at the University of Redlands, spending a semester in Salzburg, Austria with lots of European studies and travel in 1969. She also visited East and West Berlin and Prague under Soviet rule.
Although she received a BS in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Cal State LA, and MS from USC through John Tracy Clinic in Deaf Education, her history studies have been ongoing as a long-time member of the Huntington. She is currently a reader researcher at the Huntington Library focusing on local history and art.
Both she and her husband, Warren who was a Forensic Chemist, are retired. They enjoy singing major choral works at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Performing Arts Center and overseas, hiking in the English Lake District and Switzerland, and subscribing to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. They enjoy dancing, walking in gardens, and traveling to new places in the US and elsewhere.
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Leonard John (L.J.) Rose (1827-1899) and his son Guy Rose (1867-1925) both left lasting legacies in the San Gabriel Valley. L.J. had many successful, and unsuccessful, ventures throughout his life. His fascinating story includes the naming of a train station called Lamanda Park, the creation of Sunny Slope Water Company, and the naming of the City of Rosemead.
Guy studied art and painting in the U.S. and France, eventually becoming one of California’s premier plein air artists. From 1904 to 1912 husband and wife lived in Giverny and his works from this period show the influence of "the master" Claude Monet, who became his friend and mentor.