Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley.
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Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley.

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In 1970, the U.S. Borax and Chemical Corporation was given a Special Trustees Award as part of the Western Heritage Awards ceremony for its sponsorship of this show. See more »

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The majority of the weapons shown in the series are not time appropriate. Most were models which came into existence from late 1870s and afterward well after the major wagon trains heading west had long since ended. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Green Slime (1988) See more »

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23 Years on the air and no comments?
3 January 2001 | by (Santa Clara, CA) – See all my reviews

This Series was quite popular for many years. They used a rather strange approach to production, taking a cast and crew to a location (ie: Flagstaff) and shooting 3 episodes to be split up during the season. It was the quintiessential American western of the time. Sometimes quite good, sometimes very very bad. Wish the episodes were still about somewhere.


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