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Apacheland Movie Ranch

On Valentine’s Day, 2004, Apacheland Movie Ranch, which was located in present-day Gold Canyon along Kings Ranch Road, was almost totally destroyed by a tragic fire whipped by high winds.

The only buildings that escaped being ravaged were the so-called Elvis Chapel that had been built for use in the Western movie “Charro,” and the Apacheland Barn which had been used in many Western films shot in Apacheland in the 1950s and 1960s. Both were located at the far eastern edge of the Western town.

Owners Sue and Ed Birmingham donated the surviving buildings to the Historical Society and volunteers once again undertook a huge task of moving and reconstruction.

Hank Sheffer created this slide show to enhance our recollection of the Apacheland Movie Ranch:

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