Simi Valley in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
On the north side of Robin Hood Lake, east of Silvertown is Canyon Rock, also known as Hideout Rock. The space between the tree and the huge rock was often used to simulate the entrance to the valley.
The photograph shown is from the 1951 movie, Jungle Manhunt, starring Johnny Weissmuller, Sheila Ryan, Bob Waterfield (a popular quarterback from the Los Angeles Rams), Rick Vallin and Lyle Talbot.
Photos Provided by Greg Anderson.
Erected 2021 by Dylan Coty Eagle Scout Project, and Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District. (Marker Number 8.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1951.
Location. 34° 15.979′ N, 118° 39.058′ W. Marker is in Simi Valley, California, in Ventura County. Marker is on Smith Road, half a mile east of Kuehner Drive, on the left when traveling east. Located in Corriganville Park, 1,000 feet east of the parking lot, on the north side of the stream. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7001 Smith Rd, Simi Valley CA 93063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 13 Trail Blazers Cave (within shouting distance of this marker); Robin Hood Lake (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Concrete Pool (about 400 feet away); Railroad Tunnel Mound (about 400 feet away); Chinese Campsite (about 700 feet away); Susanna Pass Bridge (about 800 feet away); Blasting Holes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vendetta Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Vendetta Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Apache (approx. 0.2 miles away); Silvertown (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Apache (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Silvertown (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simi Valley.
Regarding Canyon Rock. Corriganville was a working film studio and movie ranch for outdoor location shooting, as well as a Western-themed tourist attraction, from 1937 to 1976. The ranch, originally owned by actor and stuntman Ray "Crash" Corrigan, is now a public park with hiking trails and picnic areas.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.