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Melody Ranch To Open Gates For Historic Tour This Saturday

MRmainstreetThis Saturday, film and TV fans will get to take an up close and personal look inside Gene Autry’s movie ranch that was once the home of “Gunsmoke” and “Deadwood.”

Film historian E.J. Stephens, who recently led a tour of the private Disney Ranch in Placerita Canyon and knows the hidden folklore of all our local entertainment landmarks is presenting another segment of the “Newhallywood on Location: Film/TV History of the SCV” class at Melody Ranch at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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The tour will begin at the historic Saugus Train Station inside Heritage Junction, 24101 Newhall Avenue, Newhall and will begin with a brief lecture on the history of Westerns in the SCV and a visit to William S. Hart’s ranch house before participants caravan to Melody Ranch. Those attending should wear comfortable walking shoes.

The cost is $40. Please email, or call 626-483-1205 to sign up, or for more information.