Local Trips Photo Gallery Number 2
Special pre 1940's Camper and Trailer Exhibit
Clark County Museum, NV -
Riverside Hotel Auto Museum, Laughlin, NV - Nov
William S Hart Ranch -
Newhall, CA - May 2009
William S. Hart was born in Newburgh, New York on December 6, 1864. Hart started his acting career in his twenties. At the age of 49, Hart came west to Hollywood to start his movie career. During the next 11 years, he made more than 65 silent films, the last being "Tumbleweeds" in 1925. Hart was one of the first Western film stars and was close friends with Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson.
In 1921, Hart purchased a ranch house and surrounding property. He built a 22 room mansion which today houses Hart's collection of western art, Native American artifacts, and early Hollywood memorabilia. Hart lived at the ranch nearly 20 years until his death in 1946. In his will, Hart gave the Horseshoe Ranch to the County of Los Angeles. It was to be set aside for the use and enjoyment of the public, at no charge. Today, the Horseshoe Ranch consists of 265 acres. Both the ranch house and the Hart residence are open to the public. An assortment of animals reside at Hart Park, including a small herd of bison which were a gift from the Walt Disney Studios in 1962. Click on his picture on the LEFT for a brief Wikipedia Biography.
Nojoqui Falls is one of
those roadsigns you see from the 101 freeway as you are zipping up or
down the coast. Chances are, if you've driven by it, you've said, "How
the heck do you pronounce that?" or something more colorful along
similar lines. Not many people stop, and that can be a really good
thing, becasue this wonderful place is hardly ever crowded. It is
definitely a local secret.
Take the 101 north from Santa Barbara past
Gaviota and turn right onto Old Coast Highway. There is a sign for
Nojoqui County Park. Turn onto Alisal Road (you can only go left)
and then right into the county park. The park is nearly 2 miles from the
Mullin Automotive Museum -
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This site was last updated 03/27/17 by Marvin Mackey