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BRAD PITT + TOM HANKS + ED NORTON = LEWIS & CLARK

Hollywood heavyweights Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, and Edward Norton are among the producers for an upcoming TV miniseries dramatizing the journey of American explorers Lewis and Clark. The six-hour series will debut on HBO and stars Casey Affleck as Meriwether Lewis and Matthias Schoenaerts as William Clark.  In the early 19th century, US President Thomas…

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NEW WESTERN FILM BOOK – THE SAGEBRUSH TRAIL

The University of Arizona Press is set to publish a new book that examines the history of Western films and their connection to a changing 20th century America. The Sagebrush Trail: Western Movies and Twentieth-Century America (2015), written by Richard Aquila, explores how Westerns have corresponded to political and cultural developments throughout that hundred-year time…

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DENVER LIBRARY TO EXHIBIT HISTORIC COLORADO MAPS

The Denver Public Library, in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Map Society, is set to present the exhibit Mapping in the Early 20th Century: Original Maps from the Denver Public Library. Beginning Monday, April 13th and running thru to June 28th, the exhibit will feature a collection of Colorado maps from 1900 onward – examples…

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ALGOMA CENTRAL PASSENGER RAIL TO CONTINUE

It was the eve of April Fool’s Day when the news came, but it was no joke – passenger rail service on the Algoma Central Railway (ACR) will continue for at least three more years. The Canadian government announced on March 31st that it will provide $5.3 million (over three years) in support via the…

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AMTRAK TRAIN DAYS SET TO LAUNCH THIS SPRING

Amtrak, the national passenger rail service in the United States, is expanding their previous one-day National Train Day event, began in 2008, into a mobile & multiple celebration of passenger train travel. Beginning May 9th at the iconic Union Station in Chicago, Illinois, Amtrak Train Days will launch across the US. The Amtrak Exhibit Train…