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The Tall Man

Set in New Mexico during the 1870s, The Tall Man told fictionalized stories of the adventures of two real-life characters, Deputy Sheriff Pat Garrett and William H. Bonney. The Latter was more popularly known as Billy the Kid, a youthful gunfighter with a penchant for getting himself into trouble. Billy and Pat, whose honesty and forthrightness had earned him the nickname "The Tall Man".


Harts of the West

A salesman responds to a health scare by uprooting his family and heading West in search of his inner hombre. He tries to revive a failed ranch, where he meets an older man with some rough edges.


Mackenzie's Raiders

The story of a cavalry unit and its attempts to bring law and order to the area along the Texas-Mexico border during the 1870's. Richard Carlson starred as the unit's commanding officer.


The Cisco Kid

Early syndicated Western that was one of the first television shows to be filmed in color. Based on characters created by O. Henry, the series dealt with the adventures of the Robin Hood like bandit, the Cisco Kid, and his sidekick, Pancho. Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carillo played Cisco and Pancho respectively.


26 Men

Twenty-Six Men was based on true official files of the Arizona Rangers in the final days taming the old west. In 1901, a law enforcement organization was formed, known as the Arizona Rangers, consisting of twenty-six men: a captain, a lieutentant, four sergeants, and twenty privates. The Rangers preserved and maintained law and order in the Arizona Territory, making arrests of criminals in any part of Arizona. As one of the orginal members reportedly recalled: "The reason there was only twenty-six of us was because the Territory couldn't afford no more." The series, incidentally, was shot on location in Arizona, and many residents of Tulsa and Phoenix played supporting roles.


Custer
ABC,

1967

| Action, Western

The Civil War has ended and Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer has do deal with the changes in his life after the war. After a court martial, Custer was knocked down a rank and assigned to Fort Hays, Kansas where he will be in charge of the 7th Army Cavalry Regiment. There, Custer is able to improve the skills of the 7th Cavalry, which he would eventually lead in the famous Battle of Little Bighorn.


Stories of the Century

Western anthology series featuring the real life stories of numerous legendary figures of the Old West. Future Dallas star Jim Davis played newspaperman Matt Clark, who would conveniently be present on the scene to tell the story of each featured character of the week. The show aired in syndication during the years 1954-55.


The Overland Trail

Overland Trail was a short lived television western about the adventures of an earthy stage coach line superintendent and his young partner as they strive to keep the stage routes open and safe. William Bendix played Frederick Thomas "Fred" Kelly, the superintendent of the fictitious Overland Stage Company. Doug McClure appeared as Frank "Flip" Flippen, Kelly's associate in the business.


Lancer
CBS,

1968

| Drama, Western

Lancer is the story of a rancher who struggles to hang onto his vast holdings in California's San Joaquin Valley with the help of his two sons and his ward. Scott, whose mother died in childbirth, is Murdoch Lancer's older son. He was raised by his maternal grandfather in Boston. Younger son Johnny was taken from his father by his Mexican mother when he was only around two. He grew up around the Mexican border and went by the name Johnny Madrid under which he earned a reputation as a fast gun. Deservedly so, apparently, as men from his past occasionally show up to cause problems for Johnny and his new-found family. Teresa O'Brien, daughter of Murdoch's murdered ranch foreman is Murdoch's ward and a surrogate sister to the two boys.


Hopalong Cassidy

Hoppie's old movies had proved very popular TV fare from 1945 on. This series followed the same plot format: black-clad, grey-haired Hopalong and his horse Topper catching badguys with Red Connors for comic relief.