A comedy sequence on the Gene Autry location near Pioneertown ended in a triple tragedy Monday afternoon when an antique cannon backfired and injured several members of the Flying-A-Productions unit.
As they have every spring for the past 10 years, 20 to 25 members of Los Compadres riding group will hit the trail once again next Sunday for a four-day ride through the desert. The group will trailer their horses to Pioneertown Sunday and camp out in that area until Wednesday night. Chairman of the ride is Hutch Moseley and president of Los Compadres is Del Smith. Many other club members will join the group briefly at various times during the ride.
Saddle sore but content, 25 Los Compadres riding club members returned to the city Wednesday night to conclude a four-day annual jaunt through the desert.
Villagers may soon have the opportunity to go to the Big Bear mountain resort district by a newer, scenic road, according to reports in the Yucca Valley area.
Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree produced some motion picture actors and actresses, almost overnight, This week when Gene Autry’s Flying A productions, currently producing at Pioneertown, hired several local children to play parts in “Dry Gulch at Devil’s Elbow,” a motion picture to be released over television as one of a series.
PIONEERTOWN, the newest little “old” town in the West—on the south western slopes of; the San Bernardino mountains. 4,000 feet above and some 15 miles north of Devil’s Garden. With peaks and pinnacles of rock as a backdrop, mesa and Joshua trees fading info distant vistas of blue, this huge; stage setting filled the eyes of’ observing location scouts and, an idea was born and swathed, in the Hollywood Intrepid manner.
YUCCA VALLEY – The third annual Pioneer Pass Golf challenge is scheduled for Oct. 7-8 according to Al Fisher, chairman of the PPGC.
YUCCA VALLEY – The limit of entries is nearly complete for the third annual Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge. The golfing event, featuring the 28-mile “World’s Longest and Only 19th Hole” connecting the Hi-Desert of Yucca Valley with the mountain country of Bear Valley, will start Friday and be completed Saturday.
Jack Bailey, of “Queen For A Day” fame, also visited Pioneertown last week, as a guest of Lefton. Bailey is interested in starting an “Art Colony” in The Golden Empire. Bailey’s hobby is painting, and he feels The Golden Empire will become an ideal mecca for artists from all parts of the world, he said.
AUGUST 5 is the date and the photo shows some of the exciting action that will go with the starting of some 60 to 80 wild burros from Pioneertown’s “Golden Empire Corral” on the long trek from Pioneertown to Big Bear. It is Pioneertown’s first National Burro Derby Days, held in conjunction with Big Bear’s Old Miner Days, an annual event. The name “wild burro” is no misnomer. These burros are captured on the Nevada deserts and are really wild! Early the morning of August 5, the burros will be saddled and leave Pioneertown for Yucca Valley with a lunch stop, then on to Lander and Lucerne Valley for an over night stop, reaching Big Bear the evening of the 7th. The burros will be “housed” and cared for at the Pioneertown Golden Empire Corral from July 31st., to be groomed for the race.