Did You Know… ? Corriganville Movie Ranch
Did you know… that back in the 1930s there was a Movie Ranch in Simi Valley?
It was called Corriganville Movie Ranch. It was a working film studio and movie ranch for outdoor location shooting, as well as a Western-themed tourist attraction. The ranch was owned by actor and stuntman Ray “Crash” Corrigan. Located in the foothills of the Santa Susana Mountains, it was open to the public for many years for tours until closing around 1965.
The ranch was the backdrop for several movies and television programs including Fort Apache, Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory, The Robe, The Lone Ranger, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, Sky King, and Star Trek, among others. See if you recognize any of the local background in these shows. A fire destroyed what was left of the structures and the area is now a public park called Corriganville Regional Park.