So when visiting a my buddy Joe, who lives in Banning he suggested we ride out to Pioneertown. From Banning California, or Palm Springs it is an easy ride of less then an hour. On Highway 10, turn East on Highway 62. All highway, Once you are in the town of Morongo hang a left at Pioneertown Road and go up the hill to be transported back to a "cowboy town"
Just a word of caution sometimes you can experience winds on Highway 10 and 62 that can blow your
As the bronze plaque says:: " Pioneertown was founded in 1946 by a group of Hollywood personalities led by cowboy actors Dick Curtis and Russell Hayden as a permanent 1880's town for filming Western movies. On September 1, 1946 Roy Rodgers broke ground for the first buildings, assisted by the sons of the pioneers from whom the town takes its name. Over 200 movies and TV serials were filmed here
as were an unknown number of background shots for other productions. TV westerns including the Gene Autry Show Cisco Kid, Annie Oakley, and adventures of Judge Roy Bean were filmed here......
Today maine street still retains its old west image.The Pioneertown post office is sad to be the most photographed post office in the entire United States."
More reminiscing of a very wonderful childhood sometimes in front of this "new" thing called a TV:
If you have been reading this for awhile now; you read the mention of two great airshows. Well
WARBIRDS OVER THE BEACH was rained out for the most part and I decided not to go this year.
Perhaps I will post some photos of years past. At any rate this weekend June 3, 4 and 5 is the big
WORD WAR II airshow at Reading; annnnnd yes... rain on Friday; but Saturday and Sunday looks
good for a ride.
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