Based around the column "Trevor's Travels" published each Sunday in the San Bernardino Sun, with some detours along the way.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Sunday's Column - Pioneertown
Pioneertown was a movie set in the mid forties. The above saloon started out as only a one-sided facade, called the Cantina. Roy Rogers and Gene Autry and some friends named the town after Rogers' group "The Sons of the Pioneers." Today it has a number of the original buildings, including Pappy and Harriet's Saloon which is a popular haunt for riders of horses and Harleys. There is also a motel and a bowling barn where Rogers bowled the first ball - naturally it was a strike. The little town is only open from Thursday's through Sunday's so it's a real ghost town on the other days.