NEW RAIL PHOTO EXHIBIT AT OKLAHOMA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

A new photographic exhibit at the Oklahoma Historical Society highlights the role of railroads in that state. “Smoke Over Oklahoma: The Railroad Photographs of Preston George” includes 25 images of the historic locomotives and railroad lines that passed thru Oklahoma. Those lines included the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad (known as the “Katy”), the Sante…

ROBERT REDFORD’S AMERICAN WEST SERIES DEBUTS IN UK

The acclaimed docu-drama series, The American West (2016), will have its UK debut June 27th on that nation’s HISTORY channel. The eight-hour eight-part series focuses upon the years 1865 to 1890 in the American West, exploring lesser-known stories of such icons as Billy the Kid, Sitting Bull, Jesse James, Crazy Horse, and Wyatt Earp. The…

HELL ON WHEELS COLLECTOR’S SET NOW AVAILABLE

A new collector’s set for fans of AMC’s Hell on Wheels (2011-2016) is now available. Released today (May 30th), Hell on Wheels: The Complete Limited Edition Collector’s Set with Soundtrack offers not only every episode of the series but also contains a number of items designed to give context to the Western railroad drama. The…

RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 DELAYED UNTIL SPRING 2018

Rockstar Games has announced that the release of its highly-anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 will shift from Fall 2017 to Spring 2018. The game is currently set to launch on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.  The game-maker’s official statement as to the change, delivered May 22nd, included the following text: “Red Dead Redemption…

A SHORT HISTORY OF DENVER – NEW BOOK

Released in September of 2016, A Short History of Denver is new book about the history of the Mile High City. A collaborative effort by Stephen J. Leonard and the man known as “Dr. Colorado”, Thomas J. Noel, the text covers over 150 years of Denver history, beginning with Indigenous occupation and the gold strike…