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Historic Newspaper Archives

Dec. 12, 1947 featured image
A short-subject motion picture is being filmed at Pioneertown on Sunday, December 14, and many celebrities will be on hand for the shooting, including Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, the Sons of the Pioneers and many others. Special quarter-horse races and other rodeo events.
Mar. 26, 1948 featured image

New Road to Cut
Big Bear Mileage

With the last link of approximately two and a quarter miles rapidly being closed, a new short cut from Pioneertown to Big Bear Valley will be completed by summer and the mountain area it will be brought to within 65 miles of the Village, according to W. E. Schmidt, of Rattlesnake Gulch, a pioneer of the mountain area.
March 30, 1948 - Lancaster New Era featured image

Desert Real Estate Is Booming

A swarm of newcomers to these parts, mostly promoters from Hollywood, are beating the sage brush here–making out lots, surveying roads and drawing up glamorous plans for proposed clubhouses, airports, swimming pools, apartment hotels and the like.
June 29, 1948 featured image

Pioneertown Expansion Announced At Resort in Hills

Pioneertown, a mountain community about 6O miles from Palm Springs, has recently added 12,000 acres to its original holdings of 13,000 acres and is opening its third subdivision. Executives of the Pioneertown corporation also have announced that a utility company will bring in electrical power lines within the next 60 days to replace the corporation’s own generating plant.
July 11, 1948 featured image

Redlands Man Seeks Water
From Bennett Springs

The division has also received an application of the Pioneertown corporation of Yucca Valley to appropriate 20,000 gallons per day from Burns Creek, Tributary to Pipes creek, for domestic purposes, to the cost an estimated $47,500, and that of Richard D. Rutledge of for the mastic water from Mesquite Springs, tributary to Seales lake bed. The work will cost an estimated $1000.