The Gates of Murphy Ranch

Posted by rob on October 29, 2012


We hiked into Santa Monica's Rustic Canyon last week to go see the ruins of Murphy Ranch, a refuge for Nazis that was being built in the 30's by sympathizers in the US and possibly even the German government. Apparently it was to be a self sustaining compound where American Nazis would wait out the anarchic collapse of the US after its defeat by Germany. Then, after a time, they would emerge to restore order. Helter Skelter! A day after Pearl Harbor the place got shut down by the feds. I did this quick watercolor sketch of the gates to the ranch. It's a weird story. For more, see some of the following sources:



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