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Old News

ROSE MINE TRAGEDY PRODUCES HEROINE

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.

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Old News

ABANDON SIEGE OF WILLIE BOY

Sheriff John Ralphs offered a reward for the capture of the murderer, Willie Boy, dead or alive.

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Old News

It Is Now Fight to Finish In Manhunt on the Desert

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.

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Old News

PIUTES RUSH TO PROTECTION OF WILLIE BOY

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.

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Old News

OUTBREAK FEARED.
PIUTES ARE ON WARPATH.

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.

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Old News

Famous Desert Man-Hunt For Willie-Boy Recalled

“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.

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Hollywood

Wild West Resort

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.

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Hollywood

Film Luminaries Buy Desert Site

The development called “Pioneertown” is on the eastern slope of the San Bernardino mountains, and complete sound stages and outdoor movie location.

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Hollywood

Mustang Mellers Totaling Up To $20,000,000 in Oats

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.

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Development

Valley Interests Behind ‘Pioneertown’ Film Spa

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.