'Train Dreams': Tekoa gets a taste of movie magic

TEKOA — For several days earlier this month, downtown was filled with actors and film crews as “Train Dreams” filming was underway.

Town residents and spectators filled the area to watch movie-making magic unfold.

Crew members could be seen dumping dirt across the road for the first scene, which featured extras being thrown out of “The Mercantile,” Tekoa’s old bank building that had been remade into a general store.

Among the crowd was the drama class from the Oakesdale, a small town between southeast of Rosalia. Students toook the day off school to watch filming. The class got to talk about t...


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