Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US history, the building of the transcontinental railroad. After the war years in the 1860s, this undertaking connected the prospering east with the still wild west.
All roads lead to hell. (season 5)
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Did You Know?
John Campbell was the first territorial governor of Wyoming and was appointed to two terms by President Grant. He was first appointed territorial governor in 1869, the same year the transcontinental railroad was completed. In the series it is depicted that he becomes governor in 1868. Also, he turned 34 years old in 1869. The actor who portrays him, Jake Weber
, was 50 years old when he first appeared in Season 4, six years older than the real John Campbell when he died at age 44. See more
The show has the Cherokee using stirrups. The plains Indians did not use stirrups. They were, therefore, limited to operating as light cavalry. See more
I came to America to build a life in this world, not the next.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #30.78
Composed by Kevin Kiner
and Gustavo Santaolalla See more