The Adventure Continues… Paramount Ranch
Here’s an episode of California’s Golden Parks that I stumbled upon quite by accident; Huell pays a visit to the Paramount Ranch and learns that its rich history includes much more than just serving as a nature preserve or a film set. Sadly, the site was seriously damaged by a wildfire in November 2018, which makes this 2010 episode all the more nostalgic.
Huell looks back at sixty plus years of film history when he visits the Paramount Ranch. It has posed as Tombstone, Arizona, Dodge City, Kansas and has stood in for the rolling hills of Montana and the dusty streets of Laredo. Movie-goers have been fooled into mistaking it for the Royal Gorge of Colorado, the Ozark Mountains, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Tom Sawyer’s Missouri. Producers have even passed it off as 13th century China, colonial Salem, and the island of Java.