The Loomis Gang

80mins | 2006 | DocumentaryNR
Brian Peter Falk
THE LOOMIS GANG is a feature length documentary film based upon the tales of a legendary 19th Century crime family that operated in New York State. In the years surrounding The Civil War, The Loomis Gang was arguably the largest family crime syndicate in America. Today, however, few outside of central New York State have ever heard of these horse-thieving rogues from the small village of Waterville. No "professional" historians have laid claim to the Loomis legend. No action figures. No comic books. In fact, the only thing standing between the Loomis family and utter obscurity is a collection of local folks who are fighting to keep the legend alive in a village that largely ignores it. This struggle typifies a battle being waged in towns across the country, and history may be losing.
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