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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Land Of Make Believe

A setting for many motion pictures and television features, Pioneertown has been created expressly to provide an authentic-appearing Western town. While some of its buildings are only false fronts, others are real and contain shops, restaurants and the like to serve the needs of visitors.
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Pioneertown’s Mane Street No Place For Visitors–It’s Hoss Opera Heaven

Some of Hollywood's most famous actors slept here, sometimes through their vast scenes. The Cisco Kid series was made in Pioneertown and Gene Autry live here from 1948 to 1950 while making Annie Oakley. For the Judge Roy BeAn television series the village was altered to look like Langtry, Tex. All told, the front face of pioneer town has appeared in some 200 films, In its salad days 3000 visitors flooded the town on weekends, filtering in and out of the saloons and restaurants along Mane street.
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Fall Of Mane St. In Pioneertown

Should anyone know of a boulevardier without a boulevard, the local main street is for hire at $25 a day. In this home of the hoss opera, however, it is called Mane street. There is a big sign as you drive in from the desert hills and it says “Please do not drive on Mane street.” This is sort of a one-yak town.
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HORACE SUTTON’S TRAVELS

PIONEERTOWN, Calif.—Should anyone know of a boulevardier without a boulevard, the local main street is for hire at $25 a day. In this home of the hoss opera, however, it is called Mane st. There is a big sign as you drive in from the desert hills and it says, “Please Do Not Drive on Mane St.” This is sort of a one-yak town.

PIONEER SPRINGS OPEN

PIONEER SPRINGS OPEN Thousands of persons interested in desert government homesteads are expected to attend this weekend’s preview showing of Pioneer Springs, two-and-one-haft acre and larger desert view sites which will be available from $1395, according to spokesmen for Pioneer…

PIONEERTOWN NOTES

PIONEERTOWN NOTES By HESTER DOWNING Here we are back with a little news of the “goings on” in and around Pioneertown. We all welcomed the opening of the Golden Stallion Saturday after their two-month vacation. Of course, your genial host,…

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