Magical History Tour: Back at the Ranch

Western Town, Paramount

(Bison Archives)

Welcome to CVH’s Magical History Tour. Each week, we will offer a fascinating look back at our past and explore the history and development of the Conejo Valley.

The film Avalanche was one of the first productions to utilize Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. For the movie, a complete western town was constructed. To a casual observer, the set looked genuine, with its saloons, small stores, houses, bank, church, board sidewalks and dusty streets.

Famous western stars like Gary Cooper trod these grounds to make to make films like The Virginian and So Red the Rose.

Do you have any great vintage or historical photos to share? Send them to [email protected].

This information was taken from “Images of America: Agoura Hills  from Arcadia Publishing. The book is available at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Agoura Hills.

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