Pioneertown, Calif., a 19th century • designed town once used as a movie set for numerous Western movies in the 1940’s and 50’s, is fast becoming the “capital” of one of the most exciting land developments in the history of California the California Golden Empire. This 30-square-mile planned community is located in the high desert area approximately 120 miles northeast of the Los Angeles Civic Center and near the city of Yucca Valley. Benton Lefton, a former Cleveland developer, is head of the California Golden Empire.
Preliminary sales reports received by Benton Lefton, head of the California Golden Empire, indicated that 50% of the available lots developed to date in the first phase of this 30-square-mile planned community have already been sold on a reservation basis – less than 90 days after of land development was announced.
Big Bear Lake -- decisive action in the form of an appeal through congressional representatives and the office of the secretary of the interior, Still working a Dell was taken last night by the Pioneer Loop Association in the matter of improvement of the old Pioneer Pass Road.
Preliminary sales reports received by Benton Leflon, head of the California Golden Empire, Indicate that 50 percent of the available lots developed to date in the first phase of this 30-square-mile planned community has already been sold on a reservation basis—less than 90 days after the development was announced!
Pioneertown Water Dispute Awaits Public Utilities Board Decision A dispute between Pioneertown-Rimrock residents and Golden Empire over water company rights, has been laid in the lap of the state Public Utilities Commission. This action was brought by the filing of…
Pioneertown was built in 1947 as a set for western movies, according to Hester Guinan, who has lived in the town for 22 years and has been its Postmaster for 17 years.
Among the many cowboy sagas shot there were "Jeopardy" with Barbara Stanwyck, most of the Gene Autry and Cisco Kid films and recently "Tell them Willie Boy is here," starring Robert Redford.