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    Default Loma, Nebraska: film location of To Wong Fu Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar

    Anyone have info on Loma, Nebraska?

    I was watching the movie To Wong Fu yesterday and was impressed by the town. Looks very ghost-towny. Probably class D. Was wondering if many of the buildings seen in the film were still standing, and if the little town is a tourist destination now? (Like Juliet, GA for the movie Fried Green Tomatoes.)

    Seems it had a population of 50 at the 2000 census. Anyone know of current status or have pics?

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    Can't say I've got much on the history of Loma, but I did come across a small collection of recent photos here.

    Doesn't look like it's become much of a destination, just another dying farm town out on the Great Plains.
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    From the pics, it looks like Loma was once called Snydersville...maybe there's something on that name.

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    Darin: From what I've seen, Snydersville was just the name of the fictional village in the movie.

    However, a little digging came up with a article that states the town was originally named Spur, and renamed Loma by the Union Pacific railroad sometime around 1877 when the line between Valparaiso and Brainard was built. Other documents seem to suggest that the town was primarily settled by Czech immigrants, who built a Catholic church and established a cemetery in 1908.

    Also interesting is a 360 view from the center of town here.
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