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Iris Hitches a Ride with a Trucker

Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. A rural road.

Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?

    A.  In the small town of Iron Lake, New York.

Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 7, of Season 9, "Skin of Her Teeth".

    As Kurt tries to convince the police that it was his father who killed Iris, not him, we see what really happened in this flashback scene.

    Iris is his out hitchhiking on a dark highway when young Kurt's semi-truck stops and gives her a lift.

    When she tells him she is running away from home, he tries to talk her Into going back.

    She becomes apprehensive and wants to get out of the truck, but he won't let hero. She panics and bites him on the hand, which gives her time to escape from the tractor-trailer and make a run for it down the middle of the road.

    But Kurt picks up a high-powered rifle (complete with scope and laser sight) and shoots her in the back as she runs away.

Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. A rural road, but not in New York.

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. In the real world, this is Amhearst Road, in Sunderland, Massachusetts.

    Sunderland is a town of 3,600 in Franklin County.

    They filmed here on May 8, 2021, on Amherst Road between north Main Street (on the northwest), and Old Amhearst Road (on the southeast).

    In the scene, the camera is looking south, while the truck travels north on Amherst Road. 

    They are about half a mile south/southeast of Main Street,.across the street from the Sunderland Elementary School, and just north of All-States Asphalt (at 112 Amherst Road.)

    This location is just three miles south east of Caldwell's Truck Stop & Diner, and about 15 miles southeast of Shelburne Falls, the primary location for Iron Lake.

      Here is a Google StreetView That exact spot on the road:

Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?

    A. As with most of this season's locations, I found out about this one from the local press, who were eager to report on Hollywood coming to town.  There was an article in the Greenfield Recorder a week before the filming began, and Scott Reynolds posted this image (below) of the actual shoot in progress (note the row of shaped trees on the left, that match perfectly to the StreetView):
Although I knew they were filming somewhere on Amherst road, I still spent a long time using Google StreetView To search for that row of shaped trees (hedges?) seen on the left side, but I finally found the exact spot.

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