Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »
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 Charlie Wooster (272 episodes, 1957-1965)
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 Bill Hawks (267 episodes, 1957-1965)
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 Flint McCullough (187 episodes, 1957-1962)
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 Christopher Hale / ... (152 episodes, 1959-1965)
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 Major Seth Adams (134 episodes, 1957-1961)
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, but good-at-heart Major Seth Adams, backed up by his competent frontier scout, Flint McCullough. After Adams and McCullough, the wagon train was led by the avuncular Christopher Hale along with new scouts Duke Shannon and Cooper Smith. Many stories featured the trustworthy assistant wagonmaster Bill Hawks, grizzled old cook Charlie Wooster and a young orphan, Barnaby West. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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18 September 1957 (USA)  »

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Major Adams, Trail Master  »

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(252 episodes) (season-1-6 and 8) | (32 episodes) (season 7)

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(Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8)| (Season 5)

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1.33 : 1
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Prior to joining the regular cast in 1963 to play Barnaby West, Michael Burns guest starred in five episodes, playing different characters. See more »

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Referenced in The Ed Sullivan Show: Episode #12.1 (1958) See more »

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Wagon Train Theme
Written by Sammy Fain and Jack Brooks
Performed by Johnny O'Neill
(Season 2 only)
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Chris, better ask an Indian for the way to Californee.
24 May 2014 | by (At the sweet spot of the world) – See all my reviews

Loved the show, but one thing about it always bothered me. The opening credits show a traveling wagon train with Mt. Whitney behind them. This means that they were traveling east, from the southern Sierra Nevada. Wagon trains never traveled in that area, and if they were traveling east, well, they needed a new wagon master because they were lost. Not to mention the time of year, with snow choking the passes. The following is repeated text, to satisfy IMDb's ridiculous minimum word count. Loved the show, but one thing about it always bothered me. The opening credits show a traveling wagon train with Mt. Whitney behind them. This means that they were traveling east, from the southern Sierra Nevada. Wagon trains never traveled in that area, and if they were traveling east, well, they needed a new wagon master because they were lost. Not to mention the time of year, with snow choking the passes.


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