|DVD Time Code = 01 55 33|
|Location: Range Road 252, east of Beiseker, AB|
|GPS: 51d 22m 18.24s -113d 25m 31.08s|
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|Site Name: Twist Ranch (Exterior)|
The house was furnished in fine oak pieces and had the feel of a “prairie mansion.” In addition to the first floor dining room and kitchen featured in the film, there is a large front parlor, a study, and a sewing room. There are four bedrooms upstairs, all similar in size. The house has an unfinished basement, as well.
A neighbor recalls a grandmother Esslinger and two “bachelor” sons, Bill and John. Mrs. Esslinger went to church with neighbors every Sunday. The sons rolled their own cigarettes. There was also a niece, who had a small child.
After the Esslingers sold the house it had a succession of tenants, mostly farm workers. The house fell into ruin during the 1970s.
 Brokeback Mountain - Story to Screenplay by Annie Proulx, Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana (Scribner) ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-9416-4, page 89.
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Revised 20 June 2014