Western Movies Filmed in Gallup, New Mexico

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WESTERN MOVIES FILMED IN GALLUP, NEW MEXICO
From breathtaking sunsets to fabulous local cuisine, enchanting New Mexico has it all. With its location in the heart of Native American lands, and the presence of Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, and other tribes, Gallup, New Mexico is sometimes called the “Indian Capital of the World.” Gallup’s rugged terrains were a preferred location for filmmakers of the Western genre movies of the 1940s and 1950s.  The proximity of Gallup to the Four-Corners region, to the Native American reservations as well as vast terrain, were attractive features for Western movie directors.

On this episode of Big Blend Radio, Steve Schneickert recalls the Hollywood History of Western Movies filmed in Gallup, New Mexico including: “Pursued,” “A Distant Trumpet,” and “The Hallelujah Trail.”

The American Film Institute says that Western films are those “set in the American West that embody the spirit, the struggle, and the demise of the new frontier.”  All filmed in Gallup, New Mexico, this struggle is exemplified in some great Westerns. On this episode of Big Blend Radio, Steve Schneickert recalls the Hollywood History of Western Movies filmed in Gallup, including: “Pursued,” “A Distant Trumpet,” and “The Hallelujah Trail.”  Plus, he shares some of the famous movie stars that stayed in the historic El Rancho Hotel!

 

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