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Interesting tourist map of the Owens Valley, drawn by C. Bakker.

The map is filled with local details for recreation, camping, fishing, hiking, etc.  References also note Petroglyphs, Lava Flows, Glaciers, and the transplant of 55 Tule Elk from Yosemite and Tupman to the area southeast of Poverty Hills.

The map is probably best dated by the reference to the 1955 "Bad Day at Blackrock" movie set and the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Plant, which closed in 1958.

Most interesting is the drawing of the western facade for a western movie set.  The reference here to the set by Dolomite is the set for 1955  "Bad Day at Blackrock", starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin, and Walter Brenan, which is now ghost town site.  

Owens Valley has been the cradle of westerns since the early '20s. It has know such legends as Fatty Arbuckle, Jack Hoxie, Tom Mix, John Wayne, Cary Grant, Errol Flynn, Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd), Hoot Gibson, Spencer Tracy, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Buck Jones, Tom Tyler, Steve McQueen, Tex Ritter, Randolph Scott, Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, Johnny Mack Brown, Humphrey Bogart, Marlon Brando, Ken Maynard, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Susan Hayward, Jane Russell, Barbara Stanwyck. Rhonda Fleming, Anne Jeffreys, Linda Darnell, Dale Evans, Anne Baxter and a host of Hollywood celebrities over the decades.

The most notable places in Owens Valley for movie production are Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills. Other popular areas were the area around Hot Creek and the area around Dolomite where the Carson and Colorado Narrow Gauge Railroad once passed through on its southern terminus route at Keeler.