Historic Newspaper Archives

Sept. 20, 1948 featured image

County Still Has 12
One-Room Schoolhouses

The county also has two emergency schools one with three teachers between Daggett and Newberry, and a single-teacher at Pioneertown in the Twentynine Palms area. Emergency schools are provided in areas in which the districts already has levied its maximum tax rate, and it spots too far away from established schools.
Oct. 5, 1948 featured image

Movies Humming
At Pioneertown

Pioneertown, up in the San Bernardino mountains across the desert from Palm Springs is going to boom. It is a beehive of activity today with movie sets rolling in at better than a truck a day.
Oct. 17, 1948 featured image

Movie People Build Town In Desert Wastes

Representing an investment of $600,000 and with a present population of 300 to 350 persons, Pioneertown, to the eye, is a typical frontier community of early wild-West days. It's one business thoroughfare, specifically called Mane Street, is lined on both sides by commercial establishments of various kinds.
Oct. 24, 1948 featured image

Cisco Kid Finds a Home
In Permanent Pioneertown

The Cisco kid has found a permanent home for himself and for his sidekicks. It's a brand-new community as communities go named Pioneertown, located in the San Bernardino Mountains some 125 miles southeast of Hollywood, and thereby hangs a tale. Founded more than a year ago by some young Californians as a mountain-desert resort, Pioneertown as all the advantages of superb mountain scenery, bracing desert climate and meet on untouched beauty of the region.
Oct. 25, 1948 featured image

New ‘Cisco Kid’ Films
Ready for Shooting

Producer Philip Krasne, committed to eight "Cisco Kid" features a year for the next three years to United Artists, announced today that the third and fourth in the series "Bold Bandido" and "The Darling Caballero" will go before the camera shortly in Pioneertown, the exclusive and real western city which will be the location of all future system films.
Nov. 3, 1948 featured image

New Restaurant Proves Popular

The Golden Stallion. Pioneertown's new restaurant serving the best in Chinese food as well as top steaks and the like, is proving a tour-end spot for many Villagers out for a ride.

Horse Replaces Cow-Town Car

Horse Replaces Cow-Town Car By Aline Mosby PIONEERTOWN, CALIF., Nov. 30–(UP)–The Wild West not being so wild anymore, a Western movie company is turning this desert village into a permanent cow town. This Hollywood version of the good old days…

Dec. 1, 1948 featured image

Pioneertown Is Becoming
Hollywood Of Westerns

These places will be used as movie sets, and in between are propped real false-front sets imported from Hollywood. The towns 300 pre-Hollywood residents will get in the act, too. The barber who runs the “Klip ‘N Kurl” place will play barber for “Cisco Kid.” The town electrician will work the klieg lights; the Red Dog bartender will act movie bartender.
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