The Macahans, a family from Virginia headed by Zeb Macahan, travel across the country to pioneer a new land and a new home in the American West.

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1979   1978   1977   1976  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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 Zeb Macahan (25 episodes, 1976-1979)
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 Luke Macahan (25 episodes, 1976-1979)
Kathryn Holcomb ...
 Laura Macahan / ... (25 episodes, 1976-1979)
William Kirby Cullen ...
 Josh Macahan (25 episodes, 1976-1979)
Vicki Schreck ...
 Jessie Macahan (25 episodes, 1976-1979)
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 Molly Culhane (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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Episodes revolving around the Macahan family as they try to fulfill their dream of going to Oregon. They run into many setbacks along the way and are forced to delay their move many times as a result. Common wild west themes and characters abound, such as Native Americans and crazy mountain men. Written by Anonymous

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The first shot of the title sequence where the camera zooms over the treetops of Oregon's Rogue River was first used in Gunsmoke: The River [1972] which was filmed along the Rogue River. See more »

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How The West Was Won is one of the best westerns ever made; Jim Arness' best work.
23 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Few shows (mini-series) except for "Centennial" have depicted the gritty realism of the west as well as How The West Was Won. Jim Arness brought the character of Zeb Macahan to life / bigger, rougher and tougher than Matt Dillon could have ever hoped to be. I have the entire multi-season mini series, including the premiere movie, on 15 year old VHS tapes that are losing their quality. I wish the series would be released on DVD in a boxed set. Gunsmoke has been released, and considering some of the awful shows that HAVE been released I don't know why they don't. Does anyone know the status of this situation? I would like to find out who produced the series and perhaps recommend that there is a large audience out there for this kind of DVD release. Perhaps Jim Arness' website could help.


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