Timeline

03-25-1946

Dick Curtis, Thomas Carr and Frank E. Gray form Pioneertown Inc.

03-25-1946

09-01-1946

Ground Breaking

Roy Rogers, Dick Curtis, the members of the Sons of the Pioneers preside over the ground break ceremony of Pioneertown

09-01-1946

10-1947

Pioneertown Road Push

10-1947

Oct. 31 1947 – Nov. 2 1947

1st Korny Karnival

This was a fundraiser for the one room schoolhouse that the community needed for the children.

Oct. 31 1947 – Nov. 2 1947

Dec. 14 1947

Filming of Unusual Occupations

This short film introduced Pioneertown to the world and was the only time Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and Trigger were filmed in Pioneertown.

Dec. 14 1947

1948

Jackson Diggs, Charles Halton and Lelah C. Halton loan $60,000 to Pioneertown Inc.

1948

April 3 1948

Bill Bridges opens Trigger Bills Shooting Gallery.

April 3 1948

Fall of 1948

Utility Electricity comes to Pioneertown

Before the fall of 1948 the only electricity in Pioneertown was on Mane Street and only while the generator was running. Everyone else was living the Pioneer lifestyle.

Fall of 1948

Jan of 1949

Philip N. Krasne starts filming of Darling Caballero

Darling Caballero was the first motion picture to be filmed in Pioneertown.

Jan of 1949

April 23-24, 1949

Inaugural Wild West Weekend

Tanner Gray Lines starts bus tours to Pioneertown. The tour package includes meals at the Golden Stallion, Horseback or Hay wagon ride through the canyon, a western barbecue and square dance. Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers preform and the Pioneer bowl holds a pre-opening event for the visitors.

April 23-24, 1949

April 29, 1949

Pioneer Bowl Grand Opening

April 29, 1949

July 4, 1949

The 2nd Korny Karnival

July 4, 1949

Aug 30, 1952

Philip N. Krasne signs 25 year lease Pioneertown for Cisco Kid films and Television shows.

Aug 30, 1952

June 30 30, 1953

Pioneertown Inc. board members Fletcher Jones and William Murphy give notice of default on loan.

June 30 30, 1953

December 30, 1953

Pioneertown Up for Auction

December 30, 1953

January 1954

Fletcher Jones and William Murphy buy Pioneertown for $80,400.

January 1954

June 1955

Plans are started to create road from Pioneertown to Big Bear

In an attempt to increase tourism in Big Bear and Pioneertown, plans for a road from Pioneertown to Big Bear are re-initiated.

June 1955

Oct. 3-5, 1959

First Annual Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge

In 1947, the Pioneertown Corporation worked on promoting the Burns Canyon route. The corporation hired road crews to cut a passable road for cars and trucks through Burns Canyon from Rimrock to the Rose Mine connecting there with an existing dirt road to Baldwin Dry Lake. This was the beginning of the Pioneer Pass Road to Big Bear.

The Pioneer Pass Pushers planned an event that was … one of the most unique athletic contests in the history of golfdom,” the article said. The purpose of the event was to focus attention on the benefits and conveniences that could be derived from a paved Pioneer Pass Road between Yucca Valley and Big Bear.

Oct. 3-5, 1959

Oct. 16 1955

Plans for new development

A new board of directors of the in Pioneertown Corp., was announced. Following the resignation from the board of Bill Murphy, Fletcher Jones & Charles L. Nichols.

New members are R.C. Ellis, of Pioneertown, president; Russell Hayden, vice-president; Harry Altoff, Martel Ferris and John Martel, secretary-treasurer and legal counsel.

Oct. 16 1955

August 5 1965

Pioneertown’s first National Burro Derby Days

The communities of Big Bear and Pioneertown join together for a wild burro race starting in Pioneertown and ending in Big Bear.

August 5 1965

April 8, 1966

Red Dog Saloon Burns Down

The center piece of Pioneertown life burns to the ground.

April 8, 1966

April 10 1966

Golden Stallion Burns Down

The other center piece of Pioneertown life burns to the ground and is never rebuild.

April 10 1966

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