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Lone Pine Film Museum

In Lone Pine, Calif., a new museum celebrates the town's history as a site where some 400 films and 100 TV shows were shot.

Got props? Museum director Chris Langley with a worm from Tremors.
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Got props? Museum director Chris Langley with a worm from Tremors.

Since 1920, the town and environs of Lone Pine, Calif., near the eastern foot of the Sierra Nevada, have served as the backdrop for some 400 films and 100 TV shows, from The Lone Ranger to G.I. Jane. The new Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History celebrates this past with exhibits including a stagecoach used in Rawhide and spurs worn by John Wayne. The Lone Pine Film Festival runs October 6 to 8 in the museum's new 85-seat theater. 701 S. Main St., (760) 876-9909.

Photography by Phil Kember

This article was first published in September 2006. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.