Category Old News

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

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Beauty On The Desert

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.
Apr. 27, 1951

Autry Stars 18th

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.
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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.
June 8, 1951 - The Grizzly featured image

Begin Work On Pioneertown Big Bear Road

Begin Work On Pioneertown Big Bear Road Construction began on improving the Pioneertown-Big Bear road last week under the supervision of Pat Lafferty, road contractor of Twentynine Palms, according to Martell Ferris of Joshua Tree who was recent spokesman for…

July 31, 1952 - The Grizzly featured image

Stocker Sells Hip-O Cattle

Stocker Sells Hip-O Cattle San Bernardino county’s largest sprawling range and grazing empire figures in the news this month with announcement that Cattleman Jim Stocker has sold his ranch and cattle to Thomas F. Hamilton doing business as Hamilton Ranch…

Pioneertown, A ‘Location’ Site, Up for Auction

Pioneertown, A ‘Location’ Site, Up for Auction Hollywood, Dec. 29 PIoneertown, 20,000-acre old west tourist showtown, the site of many a cowboy opera, goes on the auction block Wednesday (30) at San Bernardino county courthouse. Security Title Insurance Co. is…