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Photography: Pioneertown, California

Yesterday, I mentioned the Westerns filmed at Pioneertown, California. Yesterday, we decided to venture back up that way and check out the movie sat and Pappy and Harriet’s for music and dinner.

Pioneer Town mapI have to say the drive up to Pioneertown from Yucca Valley was a spectacular, surreal 4 mile journey. Amazing rock formations; other worldly!

The temps on the valley floor had been a very blustery mid 70’s, but by the time we got up to Pioneertown it was an even more windy 50 degrees and I wasn’t prepared for the temp change and wind. Trying to photograph in the wind led to some pretty fuzzy photographs but I will share what turned out reasonably well………..

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No matter where, people have their priorities straight.

PT1PT2PT3PT5PT6 PT7PT8PT9The names of the streets on the town map are revealing of that era. I especially like Kimosabe Rd.

Yes, there are signs of the modern era (light fixtures, wiring, corrugated roofs, signage for local shops) but the main street of the facades is enjoyable to stroll with no one around. There are Saturday events, recreating the ‘wild west’ days, but I especially enjoyed walking this street on a cool, windy evening with not another hombre in sight.

Pappy and Harriet’s was great food, bebidas, staff along with a jammed house taking in local talent on open mic night. Cool venue, very diverse crowd, great people watching.

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6 Responses to “Photography: Pioneertown, California”


  1. April 10, 2013 at 07:19

    Gary,

    If you are ever down here in early October, try and check this out. I have taken my kids when they were young and it was a load of fun !!!

    http://www.lonepinefilmfestival.org/

    Tim

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  2. 3 Annietiques
    April 9, 2013 at 10:41

    Just did a little research on my favorite Western star “Sky King”. Turns out the series was based on the life of
    Jack Cones, the “Flying Constable” of Twentynine Palms!!!!! What a wonderful world we live in!!!

    So glad that you two are enjoying the “Hi-Desert”, it gets into your blood!!!

    Like


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