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.
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Thor Gundersen was always referred to as "The Swede" yet he always insisted, "I am Norwegian.". However, at the time this story takes place, Norway was under the Swedish crown, and had been since 1814. So his immigration papers would have had him coming from Sweden/Norway. Norway had its own Constitution, seperate from the Swedish, but did not become independent until 1905. As many Norwegians wanted independence, it is very plausible for Gundersen to consider himself Norwegian instead of Swedish. See more
The show has the Cheyenne and Sioux using stirrups. The plains Indians did not use stirrups. They were, therefore, limited to operating as light cavalry. See more
To Mr. Bohannan. He may be a son of a bitch, but he's *our* son of a bitch.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #30.78
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