|Location: Lucky 5 Lounge, 205 E Second Street, Shoshoni, WY|
|GPS: 43d 14m 7s -108d 6m 31s|
|Map / Satellite Image: Google Link|
Some believe that Ang Lee’s “Signal” was influenced by this decaying Wyoming town. If it was, the Lucky 5 Lounge was a likely model for the Signal Bar. It has been here for a long while; every surface, furnishing, fixture, appliance, utensil, washroom, container, window, door, and patron there is extremely worn.
Did Lee actually spend time in Shoshoni as he prepared to make his masterpiece? We asked the three Lucky 5 patrons who happened to be there at the time of our brief (10 a.m.) visit. None knew. In fact, we are pretty certain that none of them knew Ang Lee from Bruce Lee, or Annabel Lee, or Robert E. Lee.
 Brokeback Mountain - Story to Screenplay by Annie Proulx, Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana (Scribner) ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-9416-4, page 3.
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Revised 06 November 2010