Here's a video clip of the title sequence for the 1937 Paramount Western "Wells Fargo," starring Joel McCrea. The opening is kind of fun from an Iverson Movie Ranch standpoint — I think it's the only movie I've seen in which the credits are made to appear as though they're painted on rocks. And the rocks are all at Iverson, mainly in the heavily filmed area around Devil's Pass on the Lower Iverson.
"Wells Fargo" (1937) — opening credits "painted" on rocks
This is an example of what the credits look like. While they're meant to appear as though they're painted on the rocks, I don't think anyone is trying to pass them off as in fact being painted on. The effect appears to be the result of adding just the right amount of rippling and transparency to the type face,
"Buffalo Bill Rides Again" (1947)
Here's a shot from a different movie, taken from a similar angle. In this shot from the Richard Arlen-Jennifer Holt Western "Buffalo Bill Rides Again," the riders are entering Devil's Pass from the west and are about to head east through the pass. Bill Rock is the feature that definitively links the two shots.
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this earlier blog item.
Director Frank Lloyd, who also produced "Wells Fargo," gets his own distinctive credit near the end of the title sequence. I have not been able to pinpoint this rock, but I have a feeling it's also somewhere around Devil's Pass.