Shane

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Location: Gros Ventre Road, Kelly, WY
GPS:   43d 38m 38s    -110d 36m 17s
Map / Satellite Image: Google Link
 

Travel Directions:
From the Grand Teton National Park sign, go 2.0 miles N on US-89 to Gros Ventre Junction.
Turn Right (E) onto Gros Ventre Road and go 7.0 miles to Kelly, WY.
Continue past Kelly, N on Gros Ventre Road, and turn right (E) onto Gros Ventre Road where
it meets Antelope Flats Road. The Wright homestead is on the N side of Gros Ventre Road, about
1.1 miles E of where it meets Antelope Flats Road. Park in the small turnout on the N side of the
road.

Remarks:
The motion picture Shane is the quintessential American western. Released in 1953, it is a tale of homesteaders versus cattlemen, of good versus evil. It has a heroic stranger with a mysterious past, fist fights and gun fights. While the locations used in making Brokeback Mountain are scattered throughout southern Alberta, nearly all the locations used in making Shane are concentrated within the Teton Valley. The Joe Starrett homestead, the Ernie Wright homestead, Cemetery Hill, the town site, the creek and river crossings, are all within twenty miles of each other.

The various movie sets were built with logs and timbers bought from a lumber store in Jackson, WY. Sadly, nothing remains of them today. The Ernie Wright cabin, however, is an authentic pioneer cabin. It once belonged to an early homesteader and was used for Shane by the filmmakers.

Walt Farmer, a Shane movie enthusiast, and a Jackson resident, has spent more than ten years researching the making of Shane and documenting the locations used in making it. Because of his research, we were able to find the Wright cabin for ourselves. A Shane cdrombook is available for purchase on his website.

The John Moulton barn and the Thomas Moulton barn, probably the two most photographed barns in the U.S.A., are located on Mormon Row Road, about 4 miles west of the cabin.

See:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWdPmapuOd4
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046303/
http://www.theastrocowboy.com/index.htm
A Praise of Masculinity Through the Films Shane and Brokeback Mountain

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