How the West Was Won (1977)

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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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 Zeb Macahan (24 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Luke Macahan (24 episodes, 1977-1979)
Kathryn Holcomb ...
 Laura Macahan (24 episodes, 1977-1979)
William Kirby Cullen ...
 Josh Macahan (24 episodes, 1977-1979)
Vicki Schreck ...
 Jessie Macahan (24 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Molly Culhane (24 episodes, 1977-1979)
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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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Edited from Escape from Fort Bravo (1953) See more »

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Greatest Western Every Made
11 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the greatest western ever made. I just recently found all 25 episodes, on DVD in the order they were made. I could not believe the quality, of the disc's. I watched all 50 or so hours non-stop, I have no clue why they stopped after the 1979 season. From the very first episode you are drawn in, to this great mini series, all the way up to the very last episode. It will continue to keep you guessing all the way through to the very last one. After you are done with all 25 parts you will wish they produced more. Zeb Macahan was by far the best, very fair and honest, until you do something to him or his family.


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