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 (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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Spun-off from How the West Was Won (1962) See more »

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The best show ever
5 January 2001 | by (stockholm, sweden) – See all my reviews

I feel sorry for those of you who missed the adventures of Zeb and his family. Zeb (Arness) is the greatest man ever walked the screen. Josh is the little boy who never got to do anything. He is getting slapped around of all different sorts of people.

Luke is the handsome longhaired young stud who travels the west, facing problems proving to be the nephew of Zeb. Laura is the kid sister who just loves everything and everyone.

Laura is the oldest sister whose eyes starts to glow every time a man passes the macahan ranch. She is every feminist worst nightmare, hence she characterais the beutiful but week woman who just waits for a man to fulfill her dreams.

In summary, this is the greatest show ever broadcasted. Here in sweden nightclubs were forced to close when macahans was aired. Everybody was sitting at home watching it at saturday nights. more than half the swedish population that is. Just order the tapes and enjoy.


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