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The new Oregon Film Trail sign celebrates the Paint Your Wagon and Eastern Oregon locations

“Paint Your Wagon” may not be considered a classic movie musical, but if nothing else, the 1969 film spotlighted some beautiful landscapes in Eastern Oregon. Shot on location in Oregon and starring Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood and Jean Seberg, the film has also inspired the latest addition to the Oregon Film Trail.

The 42nd sign on the Oregon Film Trail is located on the north exterior wall of the Geiser Grand Hotel, a historic building in Baker City.

The Oregon Film Trail is the name given to a series of signs and markers placed throughout the state at locations associated with the filming of memorable films. The original idea for the route came from the Oregon Film office, which worked with the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce and the Oregon Film Museum to identify key filming locations in the Astoria area.

The trail has expanded to include other regional partners and locations, with markers across the state commemorating the filming of projects such as ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’, ‘Stand By Me’, ‘Twilight’, ‘Sometimes a Great Notion’ , ‘Wild’, and more.

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The latest Oregon Film Trail sign represents a partnership with the Geiser Grand Hotel, Travel Baker County, Baker County Economic Development, the Eastern Oregon Visitors Association and the OregonMade Creative Foundation.

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According to the press release, during the filming of “Paint Your Wagon,” many of the cast and crew stayed at the Geiser Grand Hotel, and “enjoyed the hotel and salon during their time off from filming in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. After filming, the Geiser Grand Hotel was deemed unsafe and the city issued a demolition order in 1993, but the community saved the building from the wrecking ball with a complete restoration. Many locals were hired to work as crew and background actors.

Want to check out “Paint Your Wagon” and see the Oregon locations? The film is available for rent or purchase on platforms including Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV.

– Kristi Turnquist includes features and entertainment. Reach her at 503-221-8227, [email protected] or @Kristiturnquist

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