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The working title for this film was Silverado Squatters. The following written acknowledgment appears in the credits: "Desert scenes in this picture taken in Joshua Tree National Monument through the courtesy of the National Park Service. United States Department of Interior." Scottish-born author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), traveled to Northern California in 1879 and remained for about nine months. Some of his time in California was spent in the town of Calistoga.