Spahn Manson Ranch- Chatsworth, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member calgriz
N 34° 16.344 W 118° 36.948
11S E 351255 N 3793541
Quick Description: Spahn Ranch is where the Manson Family lived while planning & left here to carry out the multiple Tate-LaBianca murders, '69 Aug. Ranch caretaker & stuntman 'Shorty' Shea was murdered here by Manson and his remains were found here many years later.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/3/2010 6:29:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM80K1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 17

Long Description:
On the Spahn Ranch, Stuntman Don 'Shorty' Shea was murdered by the Manson Family and his remains were not immediately found after his murder. Allegedly, the location of his body was discovered in 1987. Stuntman Shea was a caretaker of the movie ranch while he lived there with the Manson family members. Donald "Shorty" Shea (September 18, 1933 – August 26, 1969) was a Hollywood stuntman, actor and victim of the Charles Manson murderers. Manson family leader Charles Manson and family members Tex Watson, Steve Grogan aka Clem and Bruce Davis were eventually convicted of murdering Shea. The state of California now owns the property. LINK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_%22Shorty%22_Shea

The Manson Family moved to the San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley in the late 1960s, living in a house in Canoga Park (a town south of Chatsworth's Spahn Ranch) and then moving to Spahn Ranch, where Manson's girls used their wiles wile to charm the nearly blind ranch owner, 80-year-old George Spahn. On the night of Aug. 9, 1969. In 1969, Manson's followers crept into a Benedict Canyon home in Beverly Hills and butchered beautiful, pregnant actress Sharon Tate, the 26-year-old wife of movie director Roman Polanski, director of ``Rosemary's Baby,'' a film in which a young woman gives birth to the devil's child. The other victims included Hollywood's premier hair stylist, Jay Sebring; coffee fortune heiress Abigail Folger; jet-setting Polish film director Voytek Frykowski; and Steven Parent, shot leaving the caretaker's home. The next night, Manson's followers killed Leno and Rosemary LaBianca Pasqualino Antonio "Leno" LaBianca (August 6, 1925 - August 10, 1969) and his wife Rosemary LaBianca (December 15, 1930 - August 10, 1969) were victims of the Manson Family murders. At their Los Feliz home, Manson Family members smearing in blood the words 'Death to Pigs' and the misspelled 'Healter Skelter' on the walls and doors. The Manson Family was lived at Spahn Ranch at the time of the Tate and LaBianca murders. Spahn Ranch was a western-style movie and televison set constructed on a 500-acre ranch at 1200 Santa Susana Pass Road, Chatsworth, California in the Santa Susana Mountains. It's best known as the place where serial killer Charles Manson and his murderous hippie cult he called The "Family" lived while carrying out the Tate-LaBianca murders in August of 1969. And where Manson Family killed loner part-time stuntman 'Shorty' Shea. The ranch took its name from dairy farmer George Spahn, who purchased the property in 1948. LINK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spahn_Ranch

Date of crime: 8/1/1969

Public access allowed: yes

Fee required: yes

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