Inceville
1911

A site of 18,000 acres that started at the ocean and extended up Santa Ynez Canyon into the Santa Monica Mountains for 7 ½ miles. A natural setting from the sea to the mountains that became the location of many “Western” movies in the early days. The site housed a small municipality of 700 people with sets and stages designed to represent Switzerland, a Puritan settlement, a Japanese Village and Native Indian encampment and the famous film set for Civilization; near the present site of Marquez Elementary School.

 
 
Inceville Movie Set, location of Marquez Knowles area  Zola Clearwater Collection

Inceville Movie Set, location of Marquez Knowles area
Zola Clearwater Collection

 
 
Image of Palisade mesa with Inceville Studio Headquarters  Ernie Marquez Collection

Image of Palisade mesa with Inceville Studio Headquarters
Ernie Marquez Collection