On the right:
Lone Ranger Canyon, Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, CA.
The plaque in the picture reads: “It all began right here! The story of the ambush of the Texas Rangers (which resulted in a single Ranger, a LONE RANGER left alive) was told for the first time here, when director William Witney filmed it for the 1938 serial, “THE LONE RANGER”. The show had been on the radio since 1933, but the ambush story was not created by the radio people. Not until REPUBLIC PICTURES brought the masked man to the movies did this cornerstone of the LONE RANGER come to life."
The plaque to the right is just one of many painstakingly put together by Dave Holland, who was known for finding the exact spots where scenes from scores of movies were shot in these Alabama Hills. Each year the hills are filled with these plaques during the Film Festival.