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End of Track screening set for Feb. 28

Posted: Friday, Feb 22nd, 2013

End of Track

EVANSTON — In partnership with the Evanston Historic Roundhouse, Wyoming PBS will host a screening and discussion of the upcoming local documentary, End of Track, Thursday, Feb. 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Roundhouse in the Portland Rose room. The event is free and open to the public and will include coffee and cookies.

Following a short clip from the documentary, a group of panelists will engage attendees in an open dialogue about the stories and issues raised from the video. Panelists will include producer Tom Manning, Evanston director of administrative services Jim Davis and Uinta County Museum director Kay Rossiter. Wyoming PBS general manager Ruby Calvert will moderate the discussion.

End of Track is the story of the Transcontinental Railroad’s construction march across southern Wyoming, and the growing pains of a state in its infancy. It’s a story of incredible engineering achievements and boisterous “Hell on Wheels” towns. It’s a story of greed and corruption, murder and mayhem; of a clash of cultures and Native American retaliation. But it’s also a story of hope and ambition, determination and unimagined success.

End of Track follows the progress of the surveyors and engineers, the graders and tracklayers from Cheyenne to Evanston in 1868. It delves into the lives of merchants and saloon keepers, gamblers and outlaws, new residents and famous visitors. Along the way, the story moves up vertically in time at various locations to fully explore how the railroad changed the lives of people along its path.

End of Track premieres on Wyoming PBS Sunday, March 10, at 7 p.m.

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