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Paramount Ranch (Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area) - Friday November 1, 2013 | by cseeman
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Paramount Ranch (Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area) - Friday November 1, 2013

Visit to the Paramount Ranch on Friday November 1, 2013. From the NPS site - "In 1927, Paramount Pictures purchased 2,700 acres of the old Rancho Las Virgenes for use as a "movie ranch." It was used for 25 years for numerous movies shot by Paramount. It was purchased in 1953 by William Hertz who "built a permanent western town utilizing Paramount Pictures' old prop storage sheds. As a result, television companies began producing westerns at the ranch such as The Cisco Kid and Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre." The National Park Service purchased the property in 1980 and revitalized it as an old movie ranch. It was also used for some episodes of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. The park is very cool and there are nice trails around the Western Town. It is a great trip into movie history!

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Taken on November 1, 2013