Folks today would be surprised to hear that humble Lancaster, CA, used to be a hangout for Hollywood types. The small, inland commuter town of tract homes and shopping malls sits about an hour north of Los Angeles, in an area known as the Antelope Valley
But the memories of old Westerns and cinematic history flicker back to life when a property like the Mission Bell Ranch pops up for sale. The 2.65-acre property is now on the market for $1.1 million. It was last sold in 2000 for $400,000.