Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year 2013


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Fred Scott


Fred Scott (1902–1991) was an American actor best known as a singing cowboy star in Westerns during the 1930s and 40s.

As a youngster he took voice lessons and did some acting in community theater.  As a teenager he found work on a cattle ranch in Llano del Rio.  Later he tried to benefit from his cowboy skills seeking film roles on horseback.  After moving to Hollywood he spent three years at Pathé, and finally broke into Westerns with a singing part in The Last Outlaw (1936); a Harry Carey film.

Eventually he won lead roles in several musical Westerns produced by Spectrum Pictures earning him the nickname "The Silvery-Voiced Buckaroo." He made nearly two dozen films with comedy sidekick Al St. John.  Scott retired from film in the late 1940s.

Fred Scott's Santa Susana filming locations starring roles include:

Roaming Cowboy, The (1937) starring Fred Scott, Al St. John and Lois January - States Rights


Fighting Deputy, The (1937) starring Fred Scott, Phoebe Logan and Al St. John (Brandeis Ranch) Spectrum  


Singing Buckaroo, The (1937) starring Fred Scott, Victoria Vinton and William Faversham - Spectrum

Knight of the Plains (1938) starring Fred Scott, Al St. John and Marion Weldon - Spectrum


Code of the Fearless (1939) starring Fred Scott, Claire Rochelle and John Merton (Iverson Ranch) Spectrum (photo courtesy of Bruce Hickey)

His supporting roles include:

Last Outlaw, The (1936) starring Harry Carey, Hoot Gibson and Tom Tyler (Iverson Ranch) RKO

Thundering Hoofs (1942) starring Tim Holt, Ray Whitley and Lee 'Lasses' White (Iverson Ranch)(Corriganville) RKO




Saturday, December 29, 2012

Cowboy Legacy, Family & Ancestry


Summary of Cowboy Legacy, Ancestry and Genealogy stories posted through the end of 2012

Cowboy Legacy -- Iowa Territory 1845 to Nebraska 1869

Cowboy Legacy -- Nebraska 1869 to Idaho 1903

Cowboy Legacy -- French connection

Cowboy Legacy -- Grandpa Brown's barn

Cowboy Legacy -- Saskatchewan homesteader

Cowboy Legacy -- Wheat farming in Idaho

Cowboy Legacy -- Montana stump ranch 1912

Cowboy Legacy -- Discovering family photos

Cowboy Legacy -- Early Montana schools

Cowboy Legacy -- Bailey cowgirls

Cowboy Legacy -- Mountain Brook homestead

3rd Iowa Cavalry

Cowboy Legacy -- Itchy feet and Oakhurst

Cowboy Culture -- Making of a cowgirl

Cowboy Legacy -- Kendrick, Idaho 1903 - 1928

Cowboy Culture -- And the soccer tribe

British Legacy -- Four generations of wood workers

Cowboy Legacy -- Great-grandsons of the West

Cowboy Legacy -- The short, tragic life of Marcus Pierce

British Legacy -- Born 1826 in Newfoundland

Cowboy Legacy -- Looking north to Canada

Cowboy Legacy -- Lewiston Orchards and the Great Depression

British Legacy -- Seeking the American dream

Cowboy Culture -- Living fifty years with coach dogs

Cowgirls love jet pilots -- especially when they call you mom

British Legacy -- British Royal Artillery, West Indies 1795

Cowboy Legacy -- Puritan New England 1638 to Iowa Territory 1845

British Legacy -- Collecting antique woodworking tools

British Legacy -- Zeppelin raid over Plumstead, England

California Home Builder -- 1956 apprentice carpenter to building contractor

California Home Builder -- 1969 production home builder

California Home Builder -- 1972 construction manager

California Home Builder -- 1984 home building company manager

California Home Builder -- 2011 end of a 55 year career

Cowboy Legacy -- Pioneer trails Westward 1800 - 1935

Cowboy Legacy -- Great grandma was hanged for witchcraft

Cowboy Legacy -- Peaceable folks and a rough rider

Cowboy Legacy -- Founding father and independence

Cowboy Legacy -- Fight for Liberty

Cowboy Legacy -- Neva Plympton (1870-1939) Montana pioneer

Bronco Billy

Memorial Day -- Honoring those who gave everything

Family history mystery photographs

Happy Independence Day [2012]

Great granddad was burned at the stake

Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Horses and Movies Forever linked

San Fernando Valley Horses and Movies Are Forever Linked

Cowboy and Horse Tales


Summary of Cowboy and Horse Tales posted through the end of 2012

Cowboy Mounted Shooting only has two enemies, rust and liberal politicians

Have you ever played Cowboys and Eskimos?

Cowboy Wisdom -- Why carry a sharp knife

Whiskey and horses don't mix -- tequila might kill you

Canadian whiskey and the paint mare

Growing up cowboy -- in the San Fernando Valley

Cowabunga -- the surf's up, dude

Cowboy Culture -- Horses vs Houses

Cowboy Culture -- Cowboy's lament

Cowboy Culture -- Unlikely compañeros

Cowboy Wisdom -- Don't use a mare to lead a pack string

Cowboy Legacy -- Belgian horses

Cowboy Culture -- working cowboys

Good 'Uns -- horses, trails, and friends

Cowboy Culture -- The Anomaly

Cowboy Culture -- Metrolink trains

Cowboy curiosity -- Little horses, big personalities

Cowboy Culture -- Says he can ride anything with hair on it!

Cowboy Culture -- Tony Alvis was the genuine article

Cowboy Culture -- Running mount to the high jump

Cowboy Culture -- A "bombproof horse" anyone can ride

Cowboy Wisdom -- Halters and horse sense

Cowboy Culture -- My 777 plan

Cowboy Culture -- First time in a pasture

Cowboy Culture -- Zinger a son of Far Ute Keno

Learning about Blackfeet and Buffalo

A rose between two thorns -- and other interesting characters

Cowboy Wisdom -- The most dangerous horse

Cowboy Wisdom -- Horse sense or credit where it isn't always due

Cowboy Wisdom -- Speak softly and carry a big stick

They don't make cowboys like Joe Beeler anymore

Barn Dances -- I've been to a few

Cowboy Heroes -- Jo Mora

Cowboy Heroes -- Charles Marion Russell

Cowboy Wisdom -- Never trust a ground-tied pack mule

Cowboy bars, saloons, and watering holes, but not honky-tonks

New owner at the "Crossroads Saloon"

Never miss a chance to tell a good tall tale

Cowboy Wisdom -- High altitude conditioning for horses

Cowboy Culture -- Getting back to my roots at Parada del Sol

Miles City, Montana -- Range Rider Museum

Wild horses and the "Loneliest Road in America"

Road trip -- White Sulphur Springs, Montana

Cowboy Culture -- Six degrees of separation and Baleyn

Cowboy Wisdom -- Beware of shape-shiftin' trails

Cowboy Culture -- Songs of the range

Cowboy Culture -- Cowboys can live without modern technology, can you?

Sunday, April 22 -- Chatsworth`s Day of The Horse

Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Horses and Movies Forever linked

San Fernando Valley Horses and Movies Are Forever Linked

Best Cowboy Knife Ever -- Buck Horseman's Knife

Cowboy Heroes -- Philip R. Goodwin

My Baby Loves Western Movies & Ranches


Summary of Chatsworth movie locations and favorite movies posted through the end of 2012

Iverson Movie Location Ranch -- Chatsworth, California

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Lone Ranger Rock

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Devil's Doorway

A primer on the Iverson Movie Ranch

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Garden of the Gods

Cowboy Culture -- B-Western rock hunters

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Nyoka Cliff

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Three Ages Rock

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Crown Rock

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Zorro's Cave

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Overhang Rock

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Stoney Point (Chatsworth icon)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Iverson Gorge and Overlook Point

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Buster Keaton's Bathtub

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Saddlehorn Rock

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Map to rock star locations

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Hole in the wall

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Cave Rocks (Indian Hills)

Homage to six-gun heroes and their gallant horses

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Lash's archway (Indian Hills)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Hook Rock (Indian Hills)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Split Rock (Indian Hills)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Mushroom Rock

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Iverson's western street

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Nyoka Summit

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Bulldog Bluff

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Sheep Flats (Stacked Rocks)

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- The beginning (1912 - 1922)

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Sound arrives (1923 - 1929)

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- 1930s Classic Movies

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns (1930 - 1936)

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns (1937 - 1939)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Indian Hills Grove

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- 1930s Cliffhangers (Serials)

Beyond Boulder Pass -- Bell Location Ranch

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Batman Rock

'Wait for me, Wild Bill!' -- Chatsworth's TV Westerns

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Boots Rock

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- 1940s Classic Movies

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- 1940s Cliffhangers (Serials)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Indian Hills Chase Roads

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1940

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1941

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Indians Hills (Range Rider, Scoop and Center Rocks)

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1942

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1943

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- lower Iverson miscellaneous

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1944

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- lower Iverson Ranch overview

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1945

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- upper Iverson Ranch overview

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1946

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Iverson Archways

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1947

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Ambush Pass

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1948

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Ambush Rock

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1949

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Turtle Rocks and Hidden Valley

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1950

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Miner’s Cabin

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1951

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- upper Stone Cabin

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1952

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- the Slates

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1953

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- 1950s Cliffhangers (Serials)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Whale Rock

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1954

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Indian Head Rock

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1955

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Totem Pole Rocks

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1956

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Lookout Point

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1957

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Upper Iverson Cliff

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1958

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Eagle Beak and The Molars

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1959

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Medicine Rocks

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Classics 1950 - 1953

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Classics 1954 - 1956

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Classics 1957 - 1959

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Cap Rock

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns after 1960

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Insert Road

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Classics after 1960

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Durango's Pass

Best Chatsworth Movies -- Stagecoach (1939)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Festival Rocks

Best Chatsworth Movies -- They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Adobe Villages

Best Chatsworth Movies -- The Oklahoma Kid (1939)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Gorge Cabin

Best Chatsworth Movies -- Wee Willie Winkie (1937)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Grove Cabin

Was Billy the Kid (1930) filmed in Porter Ranch?

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Grove Relay Station

Hi-yo, Silver! Away! -- "The Lone Ranger" (1956)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- GOTG Relay Station

Best Chatsworth Movies -- Land Beyond the Law (1937)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Lean-to Cabins

The Oklahoma Kid and 'Whizzer'

Best Chatsworth Movies -- The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Iverson Ranch Set

Reel Cowboys and the code of the west

Things aren't always what they seem

Best Chatsworth Movies -- The Fighting Seabees (1944)

Brandeis Movie Ranch -- Hickeyville

Best Chatsworth Movies -- Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)

Brandeis Movie Ranch -- Caretaker's House

Best Chatsworth Movies -- Perils of Nyoka (1942)

Brandeis Movie Ranch -- Bunkouse

Chatsworth Filming Location -- Railroad Depot

Chatsworth Filming Location -- Railroad Tunnel 28

Chatsworth Filming Location -- Railroad cut and tunnels

Best Chatsworth Movies -- "Ride 'Em Cowboy" (1942)

Chatsworth filming location -- Chatsworth Reservoir

Best Chatsworth Movies -- The Taming of the West (1939)

Chatsworth filming location -- Burro Flats

Best Chatsworth Movies -- The Trusted Outlaw (1937)

Corriganville Movie Ranch -- Overview

Corriganville's Western Street -- Silvertown

Best Chatsworth Movies -- Three Ages (1923)

Thanks to the Iverson Movie Ranch Blogspot

Corriganville's Fort Apache and Dugout

Best Chatsworth Movies -- The Gallant Legion (1948)

Corriganville's Robin Hood Lake

Horses and Movies Forever linked

Chatsworth's Rocky Jungle -- Tarzan Movies

Corriganville's Chase Roads

Best Chatsworth Movies -- The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

San Fernando Valley Horses and Movies Are Forever Linked

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Cowboy Folk Art, Antiques and Decorating


Summary of Cowboy Folk Art, Antiques and Decorating stories posted through the end of 2012

My cowboy folk art

When iron was worth its weight in gold

Cowboy Chic -- Lure of the Dim Trails

Cowboy Chic -- Come sit a spell

Cowboy Chic -- Headboards make a good canvas

Cowboy Chic -- Letters from a cowboy's desk

Good medicine -- A cowboy's last gift

Roger's Charlie Russell quote -- Any time I cash in now, I win!

Cowboy Chic -- Chip-carved mirrors and hat racks

Cowboy Chic -- Blanket chests and toy boxes

If you can't buy a museum's treasure -- make your own

Cowboy Chic -- Lure of the Dim Trails Odds 'n Ends

Cowboy Chic -- Whimsical cowboy paintings

Ian's art inspires a New Year's resolution

Cowboy Chic -- Armoires, credenzas, and coffee tables

Cowboy Chic -- Folk art watercolor paintings

Cowboy Chic -- 2012 folk art painting number 1

Cowboy Chic -- Rancho deluxe dressers and nightstands

Cowboy Chic -- Folk art acrylic paintings

Western upholstery -- Cat hide seat

Cowboy Culture -- Six degrees of separation and Molesworth

Cowboy Chic -- Saddles and bridles for decoration

Just whittlin' or cowboy wood carvings

Ox Yoke Dude Ranch & cowboy furniture

Cowboy Déjà Vu -- Cody High Style

Cowboy Chic -- Sporting Collectibles

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Fishing and Canoeing Tales


Summary of Fishing and Canoeing Tales posted through the end of 2012

Sometimes you can touch bottom, sometimes you can't

Some folks may call my rod and reel vintage

Stealth of the paddle--finding the silent places

Capsizing a canoe for the first time could be your last time

My first real Montana fishing trip

Stealing a couple of hours to go fishing during a family vacation

Catching fish and cleaning 'em in bear country

I don't need no stinkin' Repala knot

Father and son Western history adventure

What does a Chemical Neurobiologist and an old Cowboy have in common?

An old bionic cowboy goes solo canoeing

My first canoe camping trip -- nearly forty years ago

Getting it all together -- canoe camping in the BWCA

Montana canoe adventure -- floating the Missouri

Canoe fishing essentials -- make life easy

Solo canoe camping -- equipment checklist

How can you tell if a fisherman is lying?

Good canoe fishing lakes in the High Sierras

Northwesterns -- Voyageur, canoe and fur trade adventure stories

Loons and other icons of the northwoods

Wilderness canoe travel -- The portage

Hula Poppers -- My favorite bass fishing lure

Everyone must believe in something -- I believe I'll go canoeing

Hunter, Trader, Trapper and Outdoor Tales


Summary of Hunter, Trader, Trapper and Outdoor Tales posted through the end of 2012

One man's meat is another man's poison

Cowboy Legacy -- Montana record elk

Cowboy Legacy -- Be all you can

Cowboy Culture -- A boy, a river, and a fox in a box

Cowboy Wisdom -- Before it will grow you gotta plant the seed

Cowgirls have heroes too -- Susan Butcher Iditarod Champion

Trust your neighbor, but keep your gun well oiled

Cowboy Culture -- Mormon Canyon Trail

Cowboy Wisdom -- Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't bothering you none

Call of the Mountains -- Glacier National Park

Grand Teton National Park -- Oxbow Bend

Backcountry Travel -- Packin' Iron

Sunlight Basin -- Chief Joseph Scenic Highway

Hitched Horsehair -- Deer Lodge Prison Montana

Old Santa Fe -- Rye whiskey, dancehall girls, fisticuffs, and belly guns

Montana -- Finding My Last Best Place

Montana Land -- What No Horses

Hunting Safety -- Irked Granddad

Happy Thanksgiving 2012



Cowboy Legacy -- First Deer Hunt

Cowboy Wisdom -- Shooting from a Rest

Cowboy Chic -- Sporting Collectibles


Cowboy Heroes -- Philip R. Goodwin

Cowboy Legacy -- Pistol Packin' Momma