Film Screening and Discussion
Date: Monday, February 25, 2013
Location: LCCC – Center for Conferences and Institutes
Union Pacific Centennial Room #130
In partnership with Laramie County Community College, Wyoming PBS will be hosting a screening and discussion of the upcoming local documentary, "End of Track". 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 issues raised from the video. Panelists will include producer Tom Manning, University of Wyoming history professor Phil Roberts, and Cheyenne local Jim Ehrenberger. The discussion will be moderated by LCCC history instructor Patty Kessler.
About the documentary:
"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. 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 Sunday March 10 at 7 p.m. on Wyoming PBS.