Pioneertown

Pioneertown, is quite a strange place as you think of it as a Ghost Town and yet people still live there.  The town started as a live-in Wild West motion picture set, which was built in the 1940’s. It was designed this ways so actors had a place to live their homes and other buildings were used in the movies. A number of movies such as the Cisco Kid, were filmed here.

As we strolled down Mane Street (no, not a typo), it was totally deserted, and yet we couldn’t help but feel like we were being watched!

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It had all mod cons, including restrooms!!

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007And also a post office, which seems to be a real, working post office!

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Some of the items in the gardens are a little strange, this one looks a bit like a replica of Tombstone and the one below is full of desks and old typewriters!

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011The church.

012Apparently Gene Autry frequently taped his show at the six-lane Pioneer Bowl bowling alley. According to the Morongo Basin Historical Society, the bowling alley is one of the oldest in continuous use in California (source: Wikepedia).

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If you choose to stay a little longer, it does have its own motel too!

It might be a little odd, but we are happy to have a stroll around anywhere as long as the sun is shining!

E&J

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