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The Eagle's Nest

"Aquila the Eagle"

Echoes From The Past (Epilogue)
(A Ghost Story)

The story you have just read is a work of fiction, written to utilize the photographs that I took of Pioneertown in July, 1998.
Pioneertown is a real town. It does exist. It is part of Yucca Valley, California. and was built in the middle 1940's by cowboy movie star Roy Rogers and other investors as a movie set for the filming of many of the well known and not so well known westerns of that period.

When most filming at Pioneertown stopped, rather than destroy it, the town was retained as a Movie Memorabilia Museum. Since then many people have bought property in Pioneertown and built beautiful homes. The "movie set" portion of the town remains as it was and is still occasionally used for filming. The town has it's own Post Office and Zip Code as stated in the story. Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace is a viable Restaurant and Entertainment Center, just a stone's throw away from the Pioneertown Motel. The town is not haunted, but one never knows, does one?

If you plan to visit Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree (the home of Joshua Tree National Monument), 29 Palms (the home of the 29 Palms Marine Corp Air Ground Combat Center) or any of the towns in the Morongo Basin, be sure to make time to visit Pioneertown. It is also within one hour of Big Bear, Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs. Come visit, but one word of caution


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