Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Big News on the Iverson Movie Ranch

This plaque is the Chatsworth Equine Cultural Heritage Organization's way to pay homage to those six-gun heroes and their gallant horses that performed on Chatsworth's Iverson Movie Location Ranch.

Thank you for the memories.

The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy installed the plaque March 5, 2013.  The funds came from the Chatsworth Equine Cultural Heritage Organization when they dissolved December 2009.

The plaque is mounted on a sandstone outcropping -- known as Hawk Rock --  just off the trail that leads to the Garden of the Gods formation.

It's also located directly opposite Lone Ranger Rock which is on the east side of Redmesa Road -- about a quarter mile north of Santa Susana Pass Road -- in Chatsworth.

Read Chatsworth Equine Cultural Heritage Organization's Backstory:

Homage to six-gun heroes and their gallant horses

So what's the big deal you ask?

Just a select few better known movies lensed in the Garden of the Gods Park include:

The Narrow Trail (1917) starring William S. Hart
The Plainsman (1936) starring Gary Cooper
Stagecoach (1939) starring John Wayne
The Oklahoma Kid (1939) starring James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart
They Died with Their Boots On (1941) starring Errol Flynn
Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) starring Johnny Weissmuller
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) starring Gary Cooper
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) starring Errol Flynn
Wee Willie Winkie (1937) starring Shirley Temple
The Grapes of Wrath (1940) starring Henry Fonda
The Fighting Seabees (1944) starring John Wayne
The Flying Deuces (1939) starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy 
Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942) starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello 
Fancy Pants (1950) starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball 
Son of Paleface (1952) starring Bob Hope, Jane Russell and Roy Rogers
The Miracle Rider (1935) starring Tom Mix
Lone Ranger Rides Again (1939) starring Robert Livingston and Chief Thundercloud
The Lone Ranger (1938) starring Lee Powell and Chief Thundercloud
Zorro Rides Again (1937) starring James Vega
Zorro's Black Whip (1944) starring Linda Stirling
The Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) starring Tom Tyler
Zorro's Fighting Legion (1939) starring Reed Hadley
Superman (1948) starring Kirk Alyn 
The Perils of Nyoka (1942) starring Kay Aldridge and Clayton Moore
Cattle Queen of Montana (1954) starring Ronald Reagan and Barbara Stanwyck
Tennessee's Partner (1955) starring Ronald Reagan and John Payne

Link to a map of the 'Rock Stars' in and around the Garden of the Gods Park:

Links to stories about the 'Rock Stars' in and around the Garden of the Gods Park:

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