Category Old News

Random Old Newspaper Articles from 1946 through 1996. Fifty years worth of the unique history of Pioneertown California.

Aug. 8, 1999 featured image

Call it a Draw

It's not the wild, wild west, but it sure feels like it - from the dusty dirt roads to the boarded-up saloon, the bath-house and the livery. Without the cars and the little old lady zipping down Mane Street on a three-wheeled motorized cart, a poodle on a platform at her feet, you'd think you just stepped back in time.
Wildfire damages western site featured image

Wildfire damages site of Hollywood Westerns

Winds up to 20 mph fanned the fire across 6,000 acres, said Doug Lannon, a battalion chief for the California Department of Forestry. The fire originally had started as part of a series of lightning-sparked blazes. It was brought under control but erupted again.
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