Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sunday's Column - Pioneertown

This Sunday's column is about the small township of Pioneertown, CA.  It's a very small place that was originally built by Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and their pals in 1946 to make movies.  Some of the places were just one wall backdrops like the Cantina, which is now Pappy and Harriet's Saloon.  The couple bought the place in the 50's and it's still a popular place for visitors on the weekends.
These big fellows are new additions since I was there about two years ago.  Pioneertown had a big fire come through just before my last visit, and I did wonder if there would still be signs of the damage, but Mother Nature has worked her magic again and there was no sign left.  As well as the saloon there is a small bowling alley, and a motel, which is very reasonable priced.  It's always fun to visit.

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