Santa Cruz County History - Films

On Location in Santa Cruz County


Testing Block: William S. Hart and His Horse

Testing Block: William S. Hart and His Horse

Postcard of William S. Hart and his horse Fritz. While he was filming in Felton, someone stole Hart's riding gear:

"It was not difficult for two-gun Bill Hart to "register" anger, impatience, petulance and all around madness this morning in Felton when the terrible truth became known that at some time last night miscreants had entered the stables of Supervisor N. P. Sinnott and made away with that famous gaily caparisoned saddle of the mighty film star, as well as other saddles, two bridles, a double set of blankets and two Mexico McGay ropes belonging to Hart and his right hand man, D. Rollins. The plunder is valued at $350, and Felton is all 'het up.'"
Santa Cruz Evening News, March 13, 1920, p.4

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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