"Rowley [Alberta] had almost become a ghost town after the closure of the Canadian National Railway line years before. The station still existed, along with three grain elevators and a 1940s-style main street, which then served a population of sixteen. There were many vacant buildings and a service station still equipped with the old-style glass reservoir gasoline pumps. [Bye Bye Blues] production designer John Blackie brought the town back to life with alterations, additions, and paint. [...]."
-- Bill Marsden
Marsden, Bill. Big Screen Country: Making Movies in Alberta; A Memoir. Calgary: Fifth House, 2004. (p. 137)