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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Call of the West  »

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During its run, the series was also honored with awards from the Governors of three states (California, Nevada, and Utah), the University of Washington, and historical societies such as the Native Daughters of the Golden West. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cave Dwellers (1991) See more »

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Early, black-&-white episodes are the best
17 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

In the early 50s, this show had some wonderful episodes. I believe most of the early episodes, in black & white, were based on true stories. Later, they included more 'legends' and the show eventually was produced in color. I quit watching it during its later years, when color came in, Ronald Reagan was the host, and the stories got flimsier -- although in some of these later stories you can see some young actors who later went on to become Hollywood stars. My favorite host was the original 'Old Ranger'.


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