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THE PINKERTONS – EPISODE ONE REVIEW

The Pinkertons is a new Western crime TV series that first launched October 2014 in the United States. With stories based upon the case files of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, founded by Allan Pinkerton in 1850, the first season of the US-set series takes place in post-Civil War 1865. The show stars Jacob Blair…

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AMERICAN MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART TO MARK COLORADO DAY

The American Museum of Western Art, located in Denver, Colorado, will celebrate Colorado Day in 2015 by opening that Saturday, August 1st. Founded in 2010, the museum serves to house and publicly display paintings and works that represent the American West, with art ranging from the early 19th century to contemporary times. This writer has…

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TRAILER FOR DICAPRIO’S THE REVENANT RELEASED

The first trailer for The Revenant, the upcoming mountain man Western starring Leonardo DiCaprio, has been released. Directed by the Academy Award-winning Alejandro Inarritu, the film is based upon the real-life Hugh Glass (played by DiCaprio), a mountain man in the 1820s left for dead by two companions after being mauled by a grizzly bear…

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AMC’S HELL ON WHEELS – LAND & LOCATION REBOOT

As follow-up to the popular 2013 Hell on Wheels – Land & Location post on this site, and as prelude to the July 18th launch of Season 5 of Hell on Wheels, this post looks at the locations used by the series for Season 4 and the coming season’s set of episodes. Launched in 2011, AMC’s…

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ALGOMA PASSENGER TRAIN AT RISK AGAIN

Recent developments have again put the Algoma Central Railway (ACR) passenger train between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst, Ontario, at risk. The third-party operator initially selected to run the passenger service, the Michigan-based Railmark Canada, has not demonstrated, to the satisfaction of funding administrators and the track owner, the financial ability to run the line…

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HELL ON WHEELS SEASON 5 PREVIEW VIDEO

With the July 18th launch of Season 5 of Hell on Wheels now just nine days away, AMC is ramping up its promotion for the well-received Western series, which dramatizes the building of the US transcontinental railroad in the post-Civil War period. The network has now released a preview video for its upcoming – and…

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HELL ON WHEELS SEASON 4 ON NETFLIX

As time counts down to the July 18th launch of Season 5 of Hell on Wheels on AMC, viewers can now refresh their memory of the previous season on Netflix. Season 4, with the tagline of “Hell Ain’t Civilized”, became available on the streaming network the first weekend of July. The upcoming fifth season marks…