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Sword of Truth Ranch

louis l'amour's shalako western frontier


THE FAMOUS AUTHOR OF WESTERN NOVELS SUCH AS FRONTIER, louis l'amour, ASPIRED TO build a working town typical of those of the 19th century West. This town was intended to be built on this beautiful ranch that is now, sword of truth. DURING THE 1960S, L'AMOUR designed buildings with false fronts situated in rows on either side of an unpaved main street and flanked by wide boardwalks before which, at various intervals, were watering troughs and hitching posts. The town, to be named Shalako after the protagonist of one of L'Amour's novels, was to have featured shops and other businesses that were typical of such towns. Shalako offered itself as a filming location for Hollywood motion pictures concerning the Wild West. However, funding for the project fell through, and Shalako was never built. the ranch of shalako was owned by louis l'amour and the land became inspiration for his many western novels and films. at only 20 minutes away from downtown Durango, it's hard to believe that such a majestic place resides just beyond the la plata mountains. This featured property is NOw only $899,000!

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