- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The former home of country music legend Bob Wills has been moved to a new site in California’s Central Valley, where it will become the centerpiece of a museum.

Wills lived in the house on Fresno’s Triple B Ranch in the 1940s, while he toured the state with his western swing band the Texas Playboys.

The Fresno Bee reports (https://bit.ly/1dREHcY) the one-story ranch house was scheduled to be demolished.

But it was saved in a $1 deal that gave ownership to the Central California Music Association, which made plans to ship the structure about 40 miles northeast to Prather.

The move on Wednesday is a big step in the CCMA’s plan to create the Bob Wills Ranch House Museum in Prather.

The newspaper says Wills’ song “San Antonio Rose” sold 1 million records in 1940.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee, https://www.fresnobee.com

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