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Remembering "Bronco Billy," the film Clint Eastwood shot in the Treasure Valley

Posted at 10:12 PM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 00:12:36-04
If you were around the Boise area in the late 1970's, you may remember Clint Eastwood and his film crew coming to town to shoot the comedy movie, "Bronco Billy".
 
It's the story of a modern day wild west show.
 
Now one of the movie's biggest fans has taken on a project to remember that event.
 
Sandy Kershner and friends installed an interpretive panel at Lake Lowell, near the same spot where one of the movie's scene was shot.
 
"Actually in the movie, you can see this monument base in the movie itself," Kershner says. "At that time, it held a big plywood sign that said 'Visitors Center.' And now we're putting this sign up in it's place, so that people that come here know this is what you can see when you watch the movie."
 
Eastwood spent over two months in the Treasure Valley, scouting and shooting the movie, using hundreds of local extras.
 
If you look closely, you may even recognize someone you might know. Of course, they would be a lot younger.
 
Maybe not considered one of Clint Eastwood's best movies, "Bronco Billy" was a fun movie filled with great Idaho scenery.