TV's Seven Brides Goes on Location, and a Lucky Little Town Is Striking It Rich Again
updated 11/15/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 11/15/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST
And none too soon, either. Earlier this year, layoffs in the lumber and cement industries brought the area unemployment figure close to 20 percent. "I feel attached to this place," says Brides producer David Gerber, who first came to Murphys as a college student 30 years ago. "I have to see that the series doesn't hurt it. They're good people here, but you don't push them around." So far, Murphys doesn't feel pushed. "These TV people," says Floyd Harris of the Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce, "seem like a nice clean-cut bunch."