“There was a tremendous effort made toward being just as authentic as we could possibly be with the story. It would’ve been easier to shoot it perhaps in some other place, but we did shoot it and built the town of Lonesome Dove right on the banks of the Rio Grande.”
—Production Designer Cary White
Production Designer Cary White along with Assistant Production Designer John Frick created a series of drawing and plans for the sets in Lonesome Dove. The following example is a detail from White’s birds-eye view of the town of Lonesome Dove-- right on the banks of the Rio Grande.