Chapter 18 - Crazy Notions - 02 00 20

02 00 20
DVD capture
Contributed photo
DVD Time Code = 02 00 20
Location: Range Road 252, east of Beiseker, AB
GPS:   51d 22m 18.24s    -113d 25m 31.08s
Map / Satellite Image: Google Link
Site Name: Jack’s Room

Travel Directions:
Follow Hwy 9 (also known as Township Road 282) 6.5 km east of Beiseker to Range Road 252 (watch for the brown “Grande Ole West Villa Ranch” sign). Turn right (south) onto Range Road 252, go 1.6 km. The ranch is behind the overgrown thicket on the east (left) side of the road.

Although there was an original closet in the same general location, Jack’s closet was reconfigured for the film including, of course, the side compartment. The closet door is now gone; perhaps it is someone’s large souvenir. We normally discourage this kind of thing but in this case it seems metaphorically appropriate. So, too, the brown chest of drawers, original to the house, appears to be missing. The rear closet wall has been removed but is stored in the adjacent hallway.

The owner of the house retained the horse and rider figurine from Jack’s room. It was originally his and he lent it to the producers, among many other western decor items. The owner’s son has the wooden cross from the dining room wall.

Always obtain appropriate permission before entering private property. Those planning to enter should bring flashlights and be cautious of loose or missing floorboards and railings. The building has been the subject of pilferage and vandalism. Please leave all that you find intact out of respect for the history, both real and fictional, of this powerful place.

“I kept his room like it was when he was a boy. I think he appreciated that. You are welcome to go up to his room, if you want.”

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