Near Lone Pine in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
“Gunga Din” Filmed Here
Erected 1992 by Lone Pine Sierra Film Festival and the People of Lone Pine.
Location. 36° 35.076′ N, 118° 6.929′ W. Marker is near Lone Pine, California, in Inyo County. Marker is on Horseshoe Meadow Road half a mile south of Whitney Portal Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lone Pine CA 93545, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Movie Flats (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lone Pine Film Museum (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Adobe Wall (approx. 3.2 miles away); Wedding of the Waters Pageant Disaster in 1872 (approx. 3.5 miles away); Lone Pine Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Alabama Gates (approx. 6.4 miles away); Weaving for the War (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lone Pine.
Regarding "Gunga Din" Filmed Here. California prospectors sympathetic to the South during the American Civil War named the Alabama Hills for the CSS Alabama, a Confederate warship.
When the CSS Alabama was sunk off the coast of Normandy by the USS Kearsarge in 1864, prospectors sympathetic to the North named a mining district, a mountain pass, a mountain peak and a town after the USS Kearsarge
The movie Gunga Din was inspired by a poem written by Rudyard Kipling in 1892.
The poem Gunga Din is narrated by an English soldier who is wounded in battle in India. Gunga Din, an Indian water-bearer (bhishti), saves the soldier's life but is himself shot and killed.
The 1939 movie was remade in 1961 as Sergeants 3, a western starring the Rat Pack: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop. The Gunga Din character was
Many elements of the 1939 film were also incorporated into Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 30, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.