Corriganville Movie Ranch

 

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The site of Corriganville is located in Corriganville Park in Simi Valley.

Corriganville Park is found by taking Kuehner Drive south from Ronald Reagan/Simi Valley Freeway (Highway 118) until

it intersects Smith Road.

Corriganville Park is to the left (East) on Smith Road.

 

The following sequence of photos starts near the present parking lot and goes east to 'Jungle Jim Lake' (aka 'Robin Hood Lake').

Then, back towards the parking lot with a side-trip toward the north to try to find 'Fort Apache'.

 

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Here's another page which has a map of Corriganville near the end of its heyday.

There are links to video frames from movies which show the various buildings.

 

Heading east along the south side of the dry creek bed towards the first stop.....'Jungle Jim Lake'
 
 
'Jungle Jim Lake' with the stunt rock cliff and dam (lower left).
The bridge crosses the dam.
The stunt cliff taken from the bridge that crosses the dam.
Close-up. The stunt cliff is on the north side of the lake.
The dam, with underwater observation windows, after crossing the bridge.
The trees directly across from the cliff. This is where Roy rescues Dale in 'Along The Navajo Trail'.
The dam from near the stunt cliff.

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The trees across from the stunt cliff. Taken from the stunt cliff.
Here's part of a lobby card from Gene Autry's 1951 movie 'Hills of Utah' showing the cliff and trees.
Trees on the south side of the lake.
Taken from the south side of the lake. Stunt cliff is directly across the lake.
Close-up.
The cliff from the southeast.
The dam and cliff.
The trees directly across from the cliff.
Same trees.
A little further upstream.

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Concrete abutments for a bridge???
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photo from the 'bottom' of the lake near the cliff.
Likewise.

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Trees across from the cliff from the lake.
Likewise.
Heading back west on the trail, on the north side of the dry creek bed, towards the site of the town.
The rock formation Roy hides behind when Roy Barcroft is chasing him in 'Along the Navajo Trail'??
Cliff towards the north side of the loop trail.
 
Cliff towards the north.
 
The cliff from a point further west on the loop trail.
The signature cliff with the foundation of the big barn at the end of town in the foreground.
One of the many building foundations along, what once was, the western town movie site.

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Depressing.......like looking at grave stones.
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Looking north towards the plateau where 'Fort Apache' once stood. Barn foundation on right.
 
 
Looking west along main street of the western town movie set.
Took a side-trip to the north of town to where 'Fort Apache' once stood.
Looking east from where 'Fort Apache' once stood.
Looking north from where 'Fort Apache' once stood.
Looking north from where 'Fort Apache' once stood.

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'Fort Apache' area.
Looking north from the west of 'Fort Apache'.
Rocks north of main street.
Panning further to the right (south).
Panning further to the right (south).
Looking south towards the parking lot and foundations on the west end of main street.
A final look at the signature rock formation from the west end of main street.
The original movie ranch gate.
Close-up of the gate.

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