#Wagon Train

On This Day: Classic Western ‘Wagon Train’ First Premiered on TV in 1957

Happy birthday Wagon Train! The infinitely classic western series is turning 64 today, after having first premiered in 1957. The series lasted for 8 seasons, airing first on NBC until 1962, then on ABC until 1965. Wagon Train followed the adventures of a wagon train in the 1860s traveling from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California. The 1950 film Wagon Master, starring Ben Johnson and Ward Bond, inspired the show. It also took cues from one of John Wayne’s first leading roles in The Big Trail in 1930.
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Weekend Events Honor Tradition and Western Way of Life

New memories were made and old traditions honored as 18 horse-drawn wagons and 102 riders on horseback united in Jerauld County again this year to make their way along an approximate 25-mile route during the annual Kyle Evans Memorial Wagon Train. The clickety-clack of horse teams pulling wagons met folks...
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Don Collier, Actor on ‘The High Chaparral,’ ‘Outlaws’ and Many Other Westerns, Dies at 92

Don Collier, the rugged actor who built a career filled with Westerns with turns in three John Wayne films and work on such shows as The High Chaparral, Outlaws and The Young Riders, has died. He was 92. Collier died Monday of lung cancer in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, friend and casting director Susan McCray (Little House on the Prairie) told The Hollywood Reporter. On the big screen, Collier performed alongside Wayne in El Dorado (1966), The War Wagon (1967) and The Undefeated (1969) and acted with Audie Murphy in Seven Ways From Sundown (1960) and with Val Kilmer in Tombstone (1993). Starting in the...

Jerry Mathers searched for decades to reunite with Larry Mondello

Rusty Stevens' final Sixties role was on The Rifleman. After that, nobody could track him down for nearly two decades. The last time anybody saw child actor Rusty Stevens on TV was in 1963. His final appearance was on a special Halloween episode of The Rifleman called "Hostages of Fortune."...

MN State Mounted Posse Association to hold 38th annual Wagon Train

Minnesota State Mounted Posse Association members, equine enthusiasts and their communities are all joining together to hold the 38th annual Wagon Train for Youth beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Waseca County County Fairgrounds. The Wagon Train is the Minnesota State Mounted Posse Association’s largest fundraiser...

Dynasty star Linda Evans, 78, proves she has not aged since her classic 80s TV show as she shares rare portrait... after vowing to quit plastic surgery

Linda Evans was the blonde beauty everyone aspired to resemble in the 1980s when her nighttime TV soap opera Dynasty with Joan Collins and John Forsythe was a smash hit. And on Wednesday the actress, 78, proved she still looks sensational as she posted a rare and beautiful portrait by photographer Jonas Mohr where she appeared decades younger.

Favorite old school western tv shows?

Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and Maverick are the ones I remember enjoying in childhood and still enjoyed as an adult. I enjoyed Wild Wild West as a kid too, not sure if I would care for it today. Showing my age, but we did not get TV til the late 50s. Radio...