My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Hell on Wheels main theme I haven’t given enough attention to this Western Series which was filmed in Alberta from November 6, 2011 to July 23, 2016 = 5 seasons. It was pretty good.  Hell on Wheels is an American/Canadian Western television series about the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States, which broadcast in the United States …

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The Blue Canadian Rockies / Valdy   Early days North West Mounted Police outpost  My roots are deep in Calgary My Dad was born here and I was told  that my great grandfather was a member of the  North West Mounted Police North-West Mounted Police of Canada, 1887 (colour litho), Remington, Frederic (1861-1909) Jeremiah “Jerry” …

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The Calgary Stampede Song / Wilf Carter  When I’m not trying to wake people up – including myself, I do ordinary things – like go to the Calgary Stampede.  The Stampede is a 10 day event and Rose and I go down to the Stampede Grounds for one day every year – usually Seniors Day …

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Long River / Gordon Lightfoot So we’re half way through the Rockies – which we can’t see because of the smoke. – in Yoho National Park – near Kicking Horse Pass (that’s just South of Greenhorn Gulch – just kidding)- on our way to Vernon – and Rose gets a notion to make a little side …

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Hell on wheels – TV Series Klondike – Mini-Series Interstellar – Hollywood sci-fi film – directed by Christopher Nolan and star Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey Heartland – TV Series ” … Oakes’ Calgary-based Nomadic Pictures is also producer of the Discovery Channel’s miniseries Klondike with Richard Madden, Abbie Cornish and Sam Shepard. The period drama, …

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Discovery Channel looking for TV gold with Alberta-shot miniseries  Klondike A muddy Dawson City built west of Calgary http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/Discovery+Channel+looking+gold+with+Alberta+shot/8368614/story.html By Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald      May 10, 2013 The set of Discovery Channel´s Klondike in Alberta. Photograph by: Courtesy, Dan Power ,  Handout It’s an alarming spectacle to take in. Dozens of extras trudge slowly to …

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