Santa Cruz County History - Films

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One Way Trail: Scene from Film — Heroine in Overturned Train

One Way Trail: Scene from Film — Heroine in Overturned Train

This photo shows a dramatic scene from the film involving a train wreck. The heroine (Edythe Sterling) lies on an overturned Loma Prieta lumber train.

"The Edythe Sterling Company is spending a full month here. Leon T. Osborne, producer, with three companies at work most of the time, is carrying out a picture which is being taken exclusively in territory reached from Santa Cruz. Each day the start is made from the St. George. The company goes to Aptos, thence three and one-half miles up in the hills to the mill of the Loma Prieta Lumber Company by handcar, and on another equal distance by logging train to the camp. Further still by horseback, and finally on foot. All that effort to get in the virgin timber, and they feel well repaid by the wonderful scenes they are able to film."
Santa Cruz Evening News, October 9, 1919, p.5

Source: This photograph is from the Santa Cruz Photograph Collection in Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz. It is the property of the Regents of the University of California and may not be used in any way without the express permission of the University Library. Used here with permission.

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