While driving through Los Banos on
Spanish ranchers began calling the creek here "El Arroyo de los Banos del Padre Arroyo.", roughly meaning the creek where pools or baths of Padre Arroyo are located. When Americans came it was shortened to Los Banos Creek and post office took the name Los Banos.
The Los Banos landmark is less than a mile east of the Canal Farm Inn. The
Plaque inscription: NO. 550 LOS BANOS - Los Baños (the baths)
Google maps: 37.056718,-120.845886
Time to aim the Dagmars on the Caddy’s front bumper up I-5 for the long haul towards Red Bluff and the next set of landmarks.