Hollywood Creates a Ghost Town, Everyone Wins: Exploring Pioneertown

Pioneertown, CA. Created as a Wild West movie set in 1946, Pioneertown was founded by Hollywood investors as a frontier town that served as a backdrop for Western movies. Some of the big names that helped establish Pioneertown included Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Russel Hayden and the Sons of the Pioneers (which gave Pioneertown its…

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Death Valley’s Strangest Places

With a name like Death Valley, you might think that strange places abound, and you would be right. Salt flats, stark mountains, ancient lakes, and rugged rock formations make it a landscape that is often described as haunting and otherworldly. It’s also vast—large enough for visionaries, seekers of solitude, fringe miners, offbeat artists, or rescuers…