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Near Overton in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Valley of Fire Behind the Camera

 
 
Valley of Fire Behind the Camera Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 21, 2009
1. Valley of Fire Behind the Camera Marker
Inscription. This ruin appears to be a symbol of ancient times but was actually built in 1965 for the movie “The Professional.” The main movie set, a Mexican hacienda, was located where the parking lot is now. Railroad ties can still be seen sticking out of the rocks.

Commercial photography in the park began in the 1920s when Hal Roach started filming westerns. He also produced “One Million B.C.” The uniqueness of the park has become well known with over 45 commercial photo shoots every year. Other popular movies filmed here include the “Electric Horseman” and Star Trek Generations.” The park has appeared in many types of commercial as well.

Did You Know?
Valley of Fire State Park is recognized nationally for its picturesque geologic formations.
To prevent lasting effects on the environment, park rangers now carefully manage commercial photography, allowing film crews to take pictures and leave only foot prints.

(Photo Caption)
Film makers built this Mexican hacienda on this site as a set for the movie “The Professionals” in 1965.
 
Erected by Valley of Fire State Park.
 
Location. 36° 28.909′ N, 114° 31.991′ 
Valley of Fire Behind the Camera Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 21, 2009
2. Valley of Fire Behind the Camera Marker
W. Marker is near Overton, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from White Domes Road (Mouse's Tank Road) north of Fire Canyon Road. Click for map. Marker is located in Valley of Fire State Park and is accessible from the White Domes Loop Trailhead at the end of White Domes Road (Mouse's Tank Road) which is 5.5 miles from the visitor center. It is a 1/4 mile hike from the trailhead parking lot to the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Overton NV 89040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Silica Dome (approx. 2.5 miles away); Valley of Fire (approx. 3.7 miles away); Nevada’s First State Park (approx. 3.7 miles away); Atlatl Rock (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Cabins (approx. 4.6 miles away); Beehives (approx. 4.8 miles away); In Memory of Sergeant John J. Clark (approx. 5.4 miles away); Arrowhead Trail (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Overton.
 
Also see . . .  Valley of Fire State Park. Official website of Nevada State Parks. (Submitted on March 16, 2014.) 
 
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A "Ruin" Built for "The Professional" (1965) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 21, 2009
3. A "Ruin" Built for "The Professional" (1965)
Marker is located at right edge of photo
Marker on White Domes Loop Trail image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 21, 2009
4. Marker on White Domes Loop Trail
"Ruin" and marker at the bottom of the wash
A "Ruin" built for "The Professional" (a 1965 movie) image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 29, 2014
5. A "Ruin" built for "The Professional" (a 1965 movie)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   5. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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