GUTHRIE, Texas – In a town where horses graze, a coffee shop operates and 6666 Farm and The Palace Exists, Hollywood magic happened while filming the prequel “Yellowstone,” “1883,” in Guthrie.
Over the past two weeks, some of the less than 300 King County residents in the area have adapted to the small town living with the actors, stunt doubles, and production crews who have made their temporary home. They’re in an RV park created just for Guthrie’s in-between closure.
KFOR Sister-station’s KAMC, KLBK and EverythingLubbock.com reached out to local business owners and director Guthrie ISD to get their reactions on what life is like adjusting to Hollywood actors coming to town.
Furthermore, the KAMC, KLBK and EverythingLubbock.com team were able to have an exclusive interview with Vince Valdez, who was a production assistant on the “1883” production and grew up in Lubbock.
When asked what it felt like to return to West Texas to film, Valdez said it was bizarre.
“It’s an honor to be back in West Texas,” he said. “It was really cool because we flew a charter plane with the cast and crew. So coming home on a chartered flight to see, not only my family, but also finish the movie, was amazing.”
“1883” is part of the period and a prequel to the “Yellowstone” series highlighting the area of West Texas where the journey from Texas to Montana began.
Valdez said there is a journey in every family that viewers can relate to.
“There’s a huge emphasis on authenticity when it comes to outfits, wardrobes and outfits,” says Valdez. “You cannot replicate this position. As everyone knows, Farm 6666 is historic.”
While Valdez said he’s excited to see how viewers react to the prequel series, Guthrie residents also reacted to the filming location in their small town.
Farmhouse Coffee Co.
Farmhouse Coffee Co.’s owner, Amber Long, said she opened her cafe on November 11, just in time to cater to the crew members.
“It was great,” Long said. “We’re so small, and so there’s not much going on here. We have had many people come to the store, and they were very kind. We like it very much. “
She said while no Hollywood stars were present, the stunt doubles, horsemen and crew members stopped for early morning coffee before filming began each day.
Although she hasn’t seen “Yellowstone,” Long said she’s excited to see the prequel.
Becky Taylor, owner of Ranch Gals Goodies, sells baked goods at the cafe. She says she’s always wanted to start a baking business and wants to give people something different when they come over for coffee.
Taylor makes a variety of macaroons, homemade breads, and spicy cookies. Additionally, she says the cowboy bar is one of her best-sellers, made with chocolate crumbs, avocado scones, vanilla, and coconut.
“I’m not a discerning baker,” Taylor added. “I don’t make fancy cakes or cookies or anything.”
As an avid “Yellowstone” viewer, Taylor said she was excited to see a show depicting a real cowboy.
“It’s great to see real people portrayed accurately,” she said.
Guthrie ISD Director Jodie Reel said he has lived in King County for 10 years.
“There was a lot more traffic in town than usual,” he said.
Reel said the trailers for the RV park, set up specifically for the cast and crew, rolled in the night almost three weeks ago.
“The population more than doubled overnight,” he said.
Although the RV park is within sight of Guthrie ISD, Reel said it is repositioned every day so that no one can see what’s going on.
When asked by KAMC what it’s like to see a Hollywood production shot in Guthrie, Reel said it’s a good opportunity to see what goes into the making of the film.
“The beauty we see every day,” he said, “we take it for granted. For those who wake up in the new RV park, must be pretty spectacular in my opinion. “
While it’s a great opportunity for the public as filming of “1883” is underway, Reel said he hopes it won’t “change our world so much while showing it on the outside.” outside”.
Anticipated residents of the crew will see the caravans, and traffic will continue to arrive, as filming at Farm 6666 brings people into town to buy 6666 goods.
He says raising his teenage son in Guthrie is the best place to raise a young man.
“The quality of the community is largely reflected in the cowboy culture,” says Reel. “If that had come in ‘1883’, they’d have succeeded in that role.”
“1883” premiered on Paramount + Sunday, and it is unclear when episode 6666 Ranch will air at the time this article is published.
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