Pioneertown Revisited

With friends visiting over Christmas, we thought a visit to Pioneertown was in order. I have written about Pioneertown in previous posts as it is just a fun place to go.

The town was originally built in the 1940’s by a group of actors and members of the musical group The Sons of the Pioneers, for whom the town was named. Actors such as Roy Rogers and Gene Autry were involved. It was designed to be a permanent old west movie set complete with services for film crews and actors such as a motel and dining room. Over 50 movies and a number of TV series were filmed here including The Cisco Kid and Judge Roy Bean.

Located a few miles north of Yucca Valley, the town is now a popular tourist attraction as well as a good place to ride a horse. In fact, automobiles are not allowed on Mane Street, but horses are welcome.

As I strolled along Mane Street I photographed whatever caught my attention. Later, when I post-processed the images I finished them all off with the same antique look.

Our visit would not be complete without lunch at Pappy and Harriets where we have always had great food and cold beer. Since our last time in Pioneertown, the Red Dog Saloon has opened for dining. One of these days we will have to check it out!

Here is a selection of the images I took on my stroll down Mane Street. Click on any image to see an enlarged version.

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