Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Alabama Connections

Alabama Hills
So I came across this video from YouTube about the Alabama Hills in California. Now, my first question is "why are hills in the state of California called 'The Alabama Hills'?" So, I did a little research and found out . . .

   The area was named after the confederate warship "Alabama".  It so happens a lot of the miners in the Lone Pine area were Confederate sympathizers and after hearing about the warship, they named several mining claims in honor of it.  As time went on, the entire area was called "Alabama Hills".

     The Alabama Hills were very famous to the western movie scene.  Movies such as follows were filmed in these hills:
  • Star Trek V
  • Star Trek VII
  • Nevada
  • Tremors
  • North to Alaska
  • Rawhide
  • Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Hop-A-Long Cassidy (Enters)
  • How the West Was Won
  • Farewell to Manzanar
  • G.I. Jane
  • Chaplin
  • Maverick
  • The Lone Ranger
  • The Great Race
  • Where the Buffalo Roam
  • The Flintstones
  • The Man From Utah

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