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How the West Was Won: the Macahans DVDs





I recently bought the first series of How the West Was Won: the Macahans. The DVDs have been produced recently by a Swedish company, with subtitles in Swedish and Finnish. It seems the series was popular in the Scandinavian countries.

It's a western series from the late 70's about a family moving from Virginia to Oregon at the time the Civil War breaks out. The father and elder son become involved in the Civil War. The uncle is a "mountain man," an oldtime trapper and hunter who knows Indian ways.

I think it's aged well except for the gung-ho introductions about pioneers and the great American spirit!

Bruce Boxleitner plays the elder son, Luke, a bonus.

I have extravagantly ordered the other three series.

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rusty_armour
Oct. 3rd, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a really interesting series! I have to admit that I've always been a bit fascinated by the Civil War.
karen9
Oct. 4th, 2011 06:50 am (UTC)
There's not that much on the Civil War, but the elder son deserts the Union Army, which he was pressed into, and is then pursued by a lawman turned bounty hunter.

The Civil War was such a brutal conflict. Civil wars are often more vicious than conflicts between nations.
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