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STRANGE EMPIRE ON CBC RETURNS TONIGHT

Strange Empire, the new and well-received Western series on CBC television, returns tonight (January 12th) with a new episode following the holiday break. The episode, entitled “The Cage”, is the tenth installment in a thirteen-episode first season. Strange Empire plays Mondays at 9pm (local time).  Created by Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik, the show is set in the…

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COLORADO RAILROAD MUSEUM – NOTEBOOK

Westernsreboot.com is wrapping up a 5-day visit to Denver, Colorado, and this writer was able to visit the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden on January 6th. Located north-east of downtown Golden (which is 12 miles west of Denver), the museum gives access to a wide range of historic railroad equipment that includes locomotives, passenger and…

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COORS WESTERN ART SHOW RETURNS TO DENVER

The annual Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale is set to return to Denver, Colorado, this January. Located at the National Western Stock Show Complex, the public art exhibition and sale, now in its 22nd year, will run from January 10th to 25th in tandem with the annual stock show. The National Western Stock Show…

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STRANGE EMPIRE REVIEW – Episode Nine – Divide & Conquer?

In its last episode (December 8) before breaking until January, the new CBC Western series Strange Empire picked up with the tensions of the previous week – conflict between fired white workers and newly-hired Chinese workers as to who would work in the Slotter coal mine.  Within that theme of disunity, which extended from the…

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STRANGE EMPIRE REVIEW – Episode Eight – Worker versus Owner

Strange Empire, the new CBC Western series that launched in October, looked at emerging capitalist-worker tensions in its latest episode (December 1st). The notion of a unionized workforce in an unorganized territory in 1869, in what is now the Alberta-Montana border region, would be far ahead of its time, yet the reasons for workers to…