“The most photographed location in motion picture history”
The world famous Iverson Movie Ranch is the most photographed location ranch in motion picture history. Thousands of films and TV shows have used this location for filming. Situated in the Santa Susanna Mountains in the northwest corner of Chatsworth, California, it has been used to simulate the terrains of Asia, Africa, the South Seas, the old west, and any other locale the studios could wish for.
Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth area was a part of my childhood in the late 1940's through 1969, when I graduated from CSU Northridge. My Swedish grandfather, Frederick A. Soderberg, was good friends with Aaron Iverson (and wife Betsy Iverson) and Joe Iverson (and wife Eva Iverson), and was a relative to Augusta Wageman, a Swedish grandmother to Aaron and Joe. F.A Soderberg and his wife Hannah Soderberg (maiden name Hannah Soderstrom) would drive my brother and I to the ranch to meet with Aaron and Betsy, who were both farmers at heart, and with Joe and Eva, who liked the benefits that money provided by allowing the ranch to be used for filming movies, and later TV series. In the 1940's-1960's, Joe and Aaron were co-owners of the Iverson Movie Ranch. F.A. Soderberg was a carpenter and later a building contractor who built some of the movie sets on the ranch. It was fun watching them make movies and meeting some of the movie actors like Clayton Moore (The Lone Ranger), Jay SIlverheels (the Lone Ranger's Indian friend), Buster Crabbe and other actors. The movie ranch was ideal for making movies, such as westerns because the abundant large boulders and interesting scenic terrain. Cowboys and Indians could easily leap from the boulders onto stagecoaches and horses passing by.
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Iverson Movie Ranch
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