Hi everyone! There was a comment posted over the weekend that I thought I'd bring to your attention - it concerns some of the real history of the land where Heartland is filmed. Click though for more...
My name is Roy Foster, and I am the only one living, of a family of three boys, who were raised on the Ranch where Heartland is filmed.
My Mom and Dad came to the Ranch in 1928, when I was four years old. We raised White Faced Hereford Cattle. The barn and the quonset hut that appears in the movie was built by my brother, Les Foster. The old barns, and the many old corrals that Dad built in those early years have long gone, however I still have pictures of the those old buildings. Our big ranch house stood very close to where the house they show in the movie, and I also have some pictures of the old house.
I have many happy memories of the ranch, growing up as a kid in the late 1920's through the 1930's and 40's, until WW11 broke out in Euope, and I left the ranch to join the Royal Canadian Air Force, where I served oversea in Bomber Command. I have been back once to view the old "Home", from the big gate at the top of the hill, which has stood in that location for close to eighty years. I would love to meet some of the Directors of the movie, and possibly answer a few questions they may have, about the original , and beautiful old Ranch.
Thank you Mr. Foster! I've forwarded your note on to the Executive Producers of the show.