This exciting trek through the Joshua tree desert region offers motorists and inspiring picture of grotesque plant formations, breathtaking vistas, old mines, got a palm tree awaits us and even a rustlers' secret valley. Most striking is the areas natural, unsophisticated beauty which makes it truly a desert lovers delight.
A casual request for the address of Sarasota County taxpayer resulted in an avalanche of mail from that rugged rangeland of California where movie stars make cowboy films.
Gene Autry's 18th picture is "Silver Canyon," a post-Civil War Western, which will be filmed near Pioneertown, California, beginning March 12. The producer is Armand Schaefer, who wrote and produced Aurty's firm movie "Tumblin' Tumbleweeds," in 1934.
As they have every spring for the past 10 years, 20 to 25 members of Los Compadres riding group will hit the trail once again next Sunday for a four-day ride through the desert. The group will trailer their horses to Pioneertown Sunday and camp out in that area until Wednesday night. Chairman of the ride is Hutch Moseley and president of Los Compadres is Del Smith. Many other club members will join the group briefly at various times during the ride.
Saddle sore but content, 25 Los Compadres riding club members returned to the city Wednesday night to conclude a four-day annual jaunt through the desert.
Of all San Bernadino County's unique locations--mountains, lakes, forests, desert--perhaps the most outstanding and picturesque is Pioneertown, which has a pair on more movie and TV screens and any other spot of the Old West.
Roy Bean is being filmed in Pioneertown four miles north of Yucca Valley. This quaint old collection of real and make-believe buildings was built for one purpose -- to be use as a backdrop for western movies, both television and regular.