May 11, 2011

Hi, Ho SIlver!

Howdy pardners. :)  Our show is on hiatus this week which means I have a whole week off to do anything my heart desires.  I have been absolutely head over heels craving sunshine lately so I've been making an effort to spend a lot of time outside enjoying nature.  Even though I live in a big city, I really am a nature girl at heart. (Except for the bugs, of course).
      My hubby had Monday off so we were able to spend the day together and decided to go on a little hike in Corriganville Park.   It was really pretty and so historical!  Hundreds of old western films were shot in this area in the 40s through the 70s as well as the Lone Ranger and Robin Hood TV series.  As you take the hike there are signs posted all over with interesting facts about what was shot there and some even have photos to show you how it looked back then.

The view as you start the hike

A photo of Gene Autry taken while he was filming

This is what that area looks like now. 
We could easily see how this would make a great movie backdrop.

Chad, standing where Gene Autry's horse was standing in the photo.

We didn't expect to find Sherwood forest so close to to where the Westerns were filmed

 I can definitely picture Robin Hood hanging out here. 

It was a lot of fun to go hiking and stumble upon so much film and TV history.   Getting outside and exploring the area in which we live is something we should all probably do more often, right?  Do you have any favorite hidden away places that you've found near where you live?

3 comments:

WoolenSails said...

What a fun place to hike, would love that.
I have been hiking in my area too and it is surprising how much fun you can have and new things to see if you just look close to home.

Debbie

Quilting By Jeannie said...

Thanks for sharing your pics and the film history. Sometimes its just nice to see other things besides quilts and material. Oh, did I say that?

Hollie said...

Gotta love hiatus! Have a great week off.