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Corriganville

All photographs taken by Kenneth A. Larson. All rights reserved. © 2003 - 2006.
While this may not be important to California history from a standpoint of settlement, Corriganville was once a significant piece of "Hollywood" history. Stuntman Ray Crash Corrigan built this Western Movie Town and it was used in many motion pictures and television programs in the '50s and '60. On the weekend, it was open to the public with stunt shows. Eventually, Ray sold the property to Bob Hope who chose not to maintain it as a filming location. In the 1970s, two major fires and an earthquake reduced the sets to an unsafe condition and the remainder was torn down. Now only foundations, the "Hanging Tree," and the pond where Tarzan fought alligators remain. It is now a 225 acre city park at the west end of Simi Valley. There are hiking trails and many sandstone rock formations typical of the Santa Susana Pass.


Foundations
Foundations of soundstage and barn. Photo Date: 9-5-03.
Hanging Tree
Hanging tree. Photo Date: 9-5-03.
From Parking Lot
Foundations as seen from the parking lot. Photo Date: 10-15-04.
Foundations
Foundations of church/school, a building with a different facade on opposite sides. Photo Date: 10-15-04.
Foundations and Hanging Tree
Hanging tree with foundations to left. Photo Date: 10-15-04.
Foundations
Foundation of sound stage. Photo Date: 10-15-04.
Foundations
Foundation of sound stage. Photo Date: 10-15-04.

Old foundations.

Foundations.

Foundations.
Foundations
Foundations of stable where the horse actors were kept. Photo Date: 10-15-04.

Foundation of stable.

Tarzan Pond
This is where Tarzan jumped from a water fall and wrestled alligators. Photo Date: 10-15-04.
Tarzan Pond
Water proof camera blind for shooting the underwater scenes. Photo Date: 10-15-04.
Tarzan Pond
This was once a water fall. Photo Date: 10-15-04.
This tank was used for water sceens.
Tree
Tree. Photo Date: 10-15-04.
Rock
Santa Susana sandstone. Photo Date: 10-15-04.
Rock
Santa Susana sandstone. Photo Date: 10-15-04.
Tree and Rock
Santa Susana sandstone. Photo Date: 10-15-04.
Tree and Rock
Santa Susana sandstone. Photo Date: 10-15-04.
Rock
Santa Susana sandstone. Photo Date: 10-15-04.
Trees and Rock
Santa Susana sandstone. Photo Date: 10-15-04.
Rock
Santa Susana sandstone. Photo Date: 10-15-04.
Rock
Santa Susana sandstone. Photo Date: 10-15-04.
Ape Rock
Santa Susana sandstone naturally resembles an ape. Photo Date: 10-15-04.
Ape Rock
Santa Susana sandstone naturally resembles an ape. Photo Date: 10-15-04.
Ape Rock
Santa Susana sandstone naturally resembles an ape. Photo Date: 10-15-04.

Ape Rock.

Burnt trees and Ape Rock.


Burnt trees and Ape Rock.
Ape Rock.


Tree and sandstone.

Sandstone.
Tree and sandstone.
Hillside.


Sandstone.
Burnt trees and sandstone.
Temporary standing water from a recent rain.

Temporary standing water from a recent rain.

Tree and sandstone.
Burnt trees.

Burnt trees and sandstone.


Burnt trees.

Burnt trees and sandstone.





Sandstone.

Sandstone.


Water tank on the hill above.
Model of what Corriganville looked like when it was a "Western Town" used for filming and weekend tourists.

Sign.
These antennas are outside the park, but can be seen from the park.

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