May 3, 2011

New AMC Show Takes Place During Vassar's Opening

When Vassar opened its doors in 1865, there was a Confederate soldier working on the Transcontinental Railroad on the other side of the country, seeking revenge against the Union soldiers who killed his wife. Or so the new AMC drama wants you to think.

Mad Men may have the liberal arts school references, but Hell on Wheels, which was announced today, may have more in common with Vassar historically. The first trailer for the upcoming series opens with the "1865" marker.


Alex said...

um. vassar opened its doors in 1861.

"Mads Vassar" said...

No, founded in '61, opened doors in '65.