Gene Autry has a special association with several towns across America, each with a unique perspective on the Cowboy: Gene's birthplace in Texas; a toy-manufacturing town in Ohio; a movie ranch in California; and a town in Oklahoma that renamed itself to honor America's Favorite Singing Cowboy.
And, of course, there is Hollywood. Learn about the history of Gene Autry's connection with these places and their continuing relationships with him.
The birthplace of America's Favorite Singing Cowboy.
Melody Ranch, California
Melody Ranch is a radio show, a movie, and a filming location in Newhall, California.
The town saved by a toy, the Gene Autry Repeating Cap Pistol.
Gene Autry, Oklahoma
The citizens of Berwyn, Oklahoma, renamed their town Gene Autry, Oklahoma.
Gene made movies in Hollywood and was honored by Tinseltown as well.