History

                                                                                     Photo Courtesy of Craig Primas Photography  

Duck Creek Village was originally founded as a gathering place for local sheepherders. In the 1940's the film and television industry, while filming in Kanab, UT, discovered the truly spectacular scenery of this area and it soon became a popular location for filming. At that time our little village was set up as a Movie Ranch location for studios to do remote filming. Elizabeth Taylor called the area home on several occasions while filming Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) and National Velvet (1944) in the area. Some other movies of that era that were filmed in and around the Duck Creek Village area included My Friend Flicka (1943), Can't Help Singing (1944), Thunderhead, Son of Flicka (1945) and Sierra (1950) . Television later came along to film How the West Was Won and the Daniel Boone series with Fess Parker. Although we have evolved into a vibrant, resort community with a well rounded economic base, we still pay tribute to our past as our two main roads in the Village business district are Movie Ranch Rd. and Movie Ranch Dr.

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