Mesa to Pitt 2015

Mesa to Pitt 2015

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spending the day at Old Tuscon March 20




March 20..... A great recovery activity was the studios at Old Tucson. This is an old western town that has been used to make over 400 movies, TV shows, and commercials since 1939. John Wayne made four movies there, as well as every other Western actor you can think of. There were presentations and Wild West reenactments going on continuously from open to close. My favorite western, the Outlaw Josey Wales, with Clint Eastwood, was made there. The TV show, 'High Chapparell' was made there, as well as scenes from Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Little House on the Prairie, Death Valley Days, and, it seems, all the classics. I still didn't have my camera, but Pam took the pictures on her phone until the battery died....

This old train has been used in many westerns

Sheriff introducing excerpts from "Heaven With A Gun" - a 1969 film shot at Old Tucson

The confrontation....

and then the draw!

The chapel

"Crooked Creek Cemetery" that has been used in movies, sometimes as Boothill

Old coffins by the cemetery

In the Old Tucson cemetery

In the Old Tucson cemetery

The Grand Palace Saloon where the girls were singing and dancing!


The sheriff taking us on the tour 

Downtown Old Tucson

"Soiled Doves, sitting on the porch

Old Mission at Old Tucson


Demonstrating a fight

Stuntman demonstration - falls off ladder into pit

Some of the stuntmen in Old Tucson

Chinese part of town

Looking down the road in Old Tucson

This is Loop Rawlins, a trick rope, pistol spinnin and bullwhip crackin stuntman.

                                                             Bullwhip trick
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Two bullwhip demonstration
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Lasso trick
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Darn horse thief!

The Justice of the Peace speaking in the Territorial Court of Old Tucson

Bring on the dancing girls!


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