Pioneertown, a colorful community built entirely in the atmosphere of the old West is rising in Morongo Valley, situated in the southeastern slopes of the San Bernardino Mountains. Main Street, extending through the heart of Pioneertown, is already improved with a series of business structures characteristic of the early days.
This advertisement ran in the Los Angeles Times on October 31, 1947. Pioneertown was advertised as “Southern California’s Newest and Most Unique Desert and Mountian Year ’round Community.” The original price for a 1.25-acre lot was $1250.
Pioneertown, in San Bernardino County, a fast growing mountain and desert year-around resort. This unique resort promises to be the greatest opportunity for real old Western and outdoor lovers to really enjoy life and have a real investment in the future as well.
One of the members of the Sons of the Pioneers has written a tune that has a interesting story behind it. The tune, “Out in Pioneertown”, has to do with a new community that is being built in California, and it tells about all the things that the new town will have.
The era of the burro, the Grubstake and the diamond hitch is gone, superseded now by a wave of smooth talking man is shiny cars pitching camp in flamboyant real estate offices with billboards to the right and billboards to the left.
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.
Williams sent a letter to the club which was read at their Wednesday noon meeting in the Colonial Room of the First Cabin. The real estate man said in the letter he is resigning to devote his time to his new business interest in Pioneertown.
Pioneertown corporation of Yucca Valley has made an application to the state department of public works, division of water resources, to appropriate one half cubic foot per second of water from Burns Creek, tributary to PEPS creek on the Mojave desert, for domestic purposes, the department announced.
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.
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.