Hoping that there might be a chance to save the lives of two men, Mrs. Watts grabbed a bottle of whiskey and a package of bandages and rushed to the point where the two bodies were lying.
Sheriff John Ralphs offered a reward for the capture of the murderer, Willie Boy, dead or alive.
The plan was to have one posse headed by the sheriff enter the desert country by way of Bear Valley. Sheriff Hewins took charge of the 2nd posse.
a specimen of Willie Boy’s cunningness, Instead of killing one of the horses he shot it in the neck, the bullet temporarily paralyzing the horse, a practice which Piutes use in capturing wild horse.
The posse is expected to reach Willie Boy’s lair by night. Sheriff Wilson has spread his men out to pick up straggling Piutes and also to prevent possible poisoning of water holes.
“When news came of the murder to Ben de Crevecouer at dawn he immediately organized a posse and started after Willie-boy. They followed the trail of the murderer and the girl to the Southern Pacific railroad.
A combination wild west resort and movie studio location site, to be known as “Pioneertown,” was underway today on 13,000 acres of desert land near Twenty-Nine Palms.
The development called “Pioneertown” is on the eastern slope of the San Bernardino mountains, and complete sound stages and outdoor movie location.
Pioneertown Corp. recently organized by 17 members of the film business, bought 13,000 acres of desert land near Palm Springs as the site of a dude ranch and motion picture location. Project calls for sound stage, outdoor shooting spots and hotel accommodations for 300 guests.
Pioneertown will be for lease to all motion picture industries and several already have indicated interest in filming westerns in an airplane-free spot. Companies have lost as much as $10,000 a week through interruptions of curious pilots who “buzz” movie locations.