|Mobius Arch Alabama Hills|
The Alabama Hills got its name from prospectors living and mining in the area during the Civil War.
When news reached California about the great victories won by the Confederates’ warship, the CSS Alabama, miners supporting the South named their claims in the ship’s honor.
The list of movies that were shot at the Alabama Hills is near endless a few of the highlights include including the Hopalong Cassidy films, The Lone Ranger, Gunga Din, Springfield Rifle, How the West Was Won, and Joe Kidd.
On May 24, 1969, the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) designated 30,000 acres of the area west of Lone Pine, CA as the “Alabama Hills Recreation Area.”
Most visitors to the Alabama Hills stay in the nearby town of Lone Pine. This small frontier town is home to the Beverly and Jim Rogers Lone Pine Museum of Film History, which houses a huge collection of memorabilia from movies filmed in the Alabama Hills.
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