Pomona, now known for its lake, Pomona Reservoir, is situated 10 miles west of Ottawa and is one of the most scenic regions in the state. This land was once owned by the Sac and Fox Indians. The city's founder, John H. Whetstone, chose the name Pomona for the goddess of fruit. Whetstone planted 30,000 fruit trees and established Pomona Fruit Company, which shipped jellies and preserves all over the United States.
The old building on the southwest corner of K-68 and Main Street (Colorado Road) is the early Whetstone Building.
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