Santa Fe, New Mexico – Day 4

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

The motorhome is parked at Fraternal Order of Eagles Airee #2811. I expect to depart tomorrow.

Santa Fe has a population of about 68,000 and is at about 7,000 feet of elevation. You can read all about this city by clicking this Wikipedia informational link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Fe,_New_Mexico

Yesterday I drove the Bronco the about 15 miles south of Santa Fe to the Bonanza Creek Movie Ranch where dozens of movies have been filmed since 1955  including one of my very favorites…Lonesome Dove. In addition numerous TV shows, commercials, music videos, magazine and catalog photo shoots have been accomplished here.

Here’s their website link…
http://www.bonanzacreekranch.com/

Here’s a link identifying some of the movies made here…
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?endings=on&&locations=Bonanza%20Creek%20Ranch%20-%2015%20Bonanza%20Creek%20Lane,%20Santa%20Fe,%20New%20Mexico,%20USA&&heading=18;with+locations+including;Bonanza%20Creek%20Ranch%20-%2015%20Bonanza%20Creek%20Lane,%20Santa%20Fe,%20New%20Mexico,%20USA

Bonanza Creek Ranch is a working cattle ranch, visited by appointment only. It is distinctive because unlike on a typical movie set, the buildings here are real structures and not one-sided façades. It is set on 12,000 beautiful acres.

Our tour guide was Jack Caffery who has worked on this ranch for 33 years. During the 2.5 hour tour he shared lots of stories about the movie stars he has worked with and funny happenings during some of the productions. He has also been in many movies as an extra. If you remember Lonesome Dove, he played Clara Allen’s faithful Mexican worker, Cholo. He is very knowledgeable and personable. I got to ride in his vehicle with him…just he and I…so I got a lot of extra stories. If you are in the Santa Fe area, I highly recommend his tour to you.

Here are a few of my favorite photos that I took…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

To see the remaining 48 photos that I took, you need to click this Picasa web album link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/BonanzaCreekMovieRanchNearSantaFeNewMexico

Enjoying interesting places is another joy of a full-time RVer!

 If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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6 thoughts on “Santa Fe, New Mexico – Day 4

  1. Antonio De Simone

    Very beautiful!!!

  2. Interesting place, thank you for sharing it with us.

    LDS

  3. I am enjoying your photos with much joy. Worked on a few movies there and lived near by on Hy. 14 near Cerrillos at The Little Garden of the Gods. Good job, thanks.
    Ed

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