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LEONARDO DICAPRIO TO STAR IN MOUNTAIN MAN WESTERN

Media sources are reporting that Leonardo DiCaprio is set to shoot a Western film based on the famous mountain man Hugh Glass (1780-1833). Indications are that the film will be made in Alberta and British Columbia between October 2014 and March 2015. Tom Hardy will co-star in what has been described as a “revenge story”.…

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RAILROAD POSTERS – VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE!

Following the attendance of this writer at a high-speed rail event in Chicago this week, and with just three weeks until the premiere of Season Four of AMC’s Hell on Wheels, it seems appropriate to do a railroad-related post – an interactive one. In a previous post – The Art of the Railroads – this site discussed…

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HELL ON WHEELS SEASON 4 POSTER RELEASED

AMC has now revealed the official poster for the upcoming Season 4 of its popular Western series Hell on Wheels. The focal point of the poster is lead character Cullen Bohannon (played by Anson Mount) on a ridge above the developing town of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Launched in 2011, the Western TV series is set in…

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OLD WEST SHOW & AUCTION RETURNS TO DENVER

The 25th Annual Brian Lebel Old West Show & Auction is set to take place in Denver, Colorado, from June 27th to 29th. Held at the Denver Mart Expo Building, the show (which begins on the 27th) features artists, exhibitors, and dealers in Western art and items such as clothing, jewelry, Indigenous textiles, and memorabilia.…

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RETURN OF THE MOUNTAIN MEN – SERIES CONTINUES ON HISTORY CHANNEL

The popular Mountain Men series has returned for a third season on the History Channel. Debuting in 2012, the show is an exploration of those who live a mountain man lifestyle in the 21st century. The original mountain men of the North American West were 19th century non-Indigenous fur trappers and explorers based in the…

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MANDY MOORE WESTERN SERIES ON DISNEY NOW A TOP SHOW

Sheriff Callie’s Wild West, an animated Western series that launched in January 2014 on the Disney network, is now a #1 series. Featuring the voice of songwriter-actor Mandy Moore as the cat sheriff, Callie, the show is now (to date) the top series for preschool-dedicated TV networks in terms of total viewers & children ages…