Son of a Wanted Man was intended to be a movie. All the locations were to be centered around Sonora, California a town situated a couple of hours South East of San Francisco. In the last 75 years, many films have been shot in this area (including Louis L'Amour's The Shadow Riders and Shaugnessy) but, amazingly, there are still many unused locations nearby.

Columbia, California could be the fictional town of Brandt's Crossing, with the stone building at Knight's Landing used as the Brandt's Crossing jail and the church at Chinese Camp used as the church and graveyard.


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Brandt's Crossing
(Columbia, CA)
Brandt's Crossing
(Columbia, CA)
Brandt's Bank
(Columbia, CA)
Brandt's Main St.
(Columbia, CA)
Santos Grocery
(Columbia, CA)
Back Alley
(Columbia, CA)
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Jail House
(Knights Lndg, CA)

Church
Chinese Camp
Brandt's Crossing Brandt's
Livery Barn
Bank and
Express Office
Interior of
Express Office
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Street where
robbers wait

 

The fictional Brandt's Bridge could be shot at the covered bridge at Knight's Landing, California.

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Covered Bridge
Brandt's Crossing
(Knights Landing)
Covered Bridge
Brandt's Crossing
Covered Bridge
Brandt's Crossing
Covered Bridge
Brandt's Crossing
Covered Bridge
Brandt's Crossing
Covered Bridge
Brandt's Crossing

 

The Stanislaus River would stand in for the river that winds through the action of the story from the outlaw hideout deep in the Sierras to Brandt's Crossing.

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High Country
River
High Country
River
Sierra Vista River Gap for
Wire Bridge
Stanislaus Rvr
Knights Landing
Stanislaus Rvr
Knights Landing
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Stanislaus Rvr
Knights Landing
Stanislaus Rvr
Knights Landing

 

Kennedy Meadows, a local recreation site, could be the place where we might build the outlaw hideout.
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Robbers Roost
Build Site
Robbers Roost
Build Site
Robbers Roost
(Kennedy Mdws)
Discussion
Rock
Look Down From
Discussion Rock
Meadow
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L'Amour Ranch
Model for Ben's House

An old ranch, outside Sonora, could be the location of the R-Bar.
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R-Bar Ranch
Sonora, CA
R-Bar Ranch
Sonora, CA
R-Bar House R-Bar House R-Bar Barn R-Bar Bridge
Julie hides
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R-Bar OutHouse
Meadow
R-Bar House
Molina Approach

 

The Oregon Rail Yard and the Brandt's Crossing Station could be shot at Jamestown, California.
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Roundhouse
Jamestown, CA
Train
Turnstyle
Machine Shop Machine Shop Railroad
Engine house
Railroad
Engine house
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Engine Mike
Works On

The many Sierra vistas could be shot on the road from Sonora to Kennedy Meadows.

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Sierra Vista
Sierra Vista Sierra Vista
 
       
 


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