Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wildwood Undeveloped

These two shots are from two important time periods in the development of Wildwood park located in Thousand Oaks. The black & white photo was taken in 1963 and clearly shows the Wildwood ridge directly behind the track homes being built. At this point in 1963, this is where the residential & open space regions of Thousand Oaks came together. The color photo was taken in the late 60's and shows the view from Wildwood looking back towards Thousand Oaks. The photo was most likely taken on Wildwood Ave. Most Thousand Oaks locals are unaware that Wildwood was the location for many wild west motion pictures & television shows. Some of those filmed in Wildwood were: Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, Flaming Star (starling Elvis), & Big Valley.

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