|DVD Time Code = 01 12 07|
|Location: Dorothy, AB, Hwy 848|
|GPS: 51d 16m 33.90s -112d 20m 18.96s|
|Map / Satellite Image: Google Link|
|Site Name: Ennis’s Flashback|
[Alternately, take Hwy 1 (Trans-Canada Hwy) to Hwy 21. Go north to Hwy 564 and turn right (east). (Or, go south from Rockyford to Hwy 564 and turn left.) The pavement ends at approximately 57.3 km (Township Road 260, Range Road 182) but Hwy 564 turns left and becomes a gravel road. At the stop sign (6.3 km) turn right onto Hwy 848 North (or follow the sign to Dorothy).
Park and climb the hill on the curve at 8.3 km for an overview of Dorothy and the valley of the Red Deer River. (Beware of cactus growing on the hill!) Continue driving 0.7 km to Earl’s ditch (at 9 km), on the left side of the broken wood fence rails.
Note: Although this is a very direct way to Dorothy, some of these roads are little traveled and farm houses may be several kilometers apart. If your vehicle can't stand it, the highways through Drumheller may be a better choice.]
Dorothy violated one of executive producer Michael Hausman’s location rules. It was too far from other locations to be filmed efficiently. But this unforgiving, lifeless gulch in Alberta’s Badlands region was the irresistibly perfect place in which to depict the childhood experience that would dictate Ennis’s fate.
Given that the town’s population is approximately 12 people, it is an interesting coincidence that Dorothy is also home to star barrel racer Chyanne Hodgson, who served as Anne Hathaway’s competition in the Childress Rodeo scene.
Pictures of surrounding area:
Revised 29 December 2013