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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6 March 1952 (USA)  »

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In 1963 past episodes were retitled and released for syndication as a series called "Western Star Theater", hosted by Rory Calhoun. See more »

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The social norms and attitudes expressed during the series often did not match those of its 1850 to early 1870s settings. Most of the values expressed were those of its 1950s and 1960s filming period. See more »

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Referenced in The Munsters: Big Heap Herman (1966) See more »

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1950's Black and White.
15 January 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In Western Canada,when I was about 7 or 8,we used to see it on Saturday or Sunday afternoon,when television was fairly new in the North and not everybody had one.But my dad had a good job with the Telephone Company,so we always seemed to have the latest electrical gadgets.

Westerns,in 1958 were going strong but I especially remember and liked the haunting bugle call,the particular black and white reception,and our television itself,with the genuine Borax 20 Mule Team model carefully placed on top of it.I think the Stanley Andrews era was the best,because the actors were a product of post WW2,and the scenes were of a completely natural western landscape,especially the striking area itself,in which it was indeed filmed.I didn't see the later episodes because we moved but in the 60's the world did modernized pretty fast and the old western towns and people,and war heroes,were becoming only a memory.

I hope they roll out the episodes soon so I can build my own 20 Mule Team and get back to some real western television.


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