In 1842, a widower leaves his Illinois farm and heads west towards Oregon with his three children to seek a better life.

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Complete series cast summary:
 Evan Thorpe (14 episodes, 1976-1977)
 Andrew Thorpe (14 episodes, 1976-1977)
 William Thorpe (14 episodes, 1976-1977)
 Rachel Thorpe (14 episodes, 1976-1977)
 Luther Sprague (13 episodes, 1977)
 Margaret Devlin (13 episodes, 1977)


In 1842, widower Evan Thorpe decides to leave behind his Illinois farm and head west with his three children, Andy (age 17), William (age 12), and Rachel (age 10) and travel to the Oregon Territory to search for a new life in the wilderness. By joining a wagon train, they encounter a variety of bad enemies standing in their way, from bad weather, rough terrain, unfriendly Indians, and devious con men. Written by Anonymous

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10 January 1976 (USA)  »

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Der Weg nach Oregon  »

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1.33 : 1
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A good series whose trail ended too soon .......
7 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This ambitious series starring the great Rod Taylor was unique and ambitious, but unfortunately was produced at a bad time for the genre.....

Having elements of Wagon Train, mixed with a little of Little House on the Prairie, this finely cast series was interesting and action-filled. Rod Taylor was the rugged, dependable lead and the scripts were well-suited to this era of television.

It is sad that Westerns were on the endangered list around this time ---this one was very good and had great potential.It bit the dust way too soon .

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