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 John Charles Fremont (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Jessie Benton Fremont (2 episodes, 1986)
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 President Abraham Lincoln (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Gen. Castro (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Jim Bridger (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Capt. John Sutter (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Gen. Steven Watts Kearney (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Kit Carson (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Sen. Thomas Hart Benton (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Bill Williams (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Tom Fitzpatrick (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Brig. Gen. Brooke (2 episodes, 1986)
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 'Papa Joe' Nicollet (2 episodes, 1986)
Jeff East ...
 Tim Donovan (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Karl Preuss (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Judge Elkins (2 episodes, 1986)
Burton Gilliam ...
 Martineau (2 episodes, 1986)
John Harkins ...
 Secretary of State George Bancroft (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Mrs. Maria Crittenden (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Louis Freniere (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Cmmdre. Robert Stockton (2 episodes, 1986)
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 President James Polk (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Lt. Gaines (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Maj. Gen. David Hunter (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Provost (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Lt. Archibald Gillespie (2 episodes, 1986)
John Francis ...
 Zindel (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Trenor Park (2 episodes, 1986)
Richard Hamilton ...
 Gen. Murdoch (2 episodes, 1986)
Will Hare ...
 Dr. McClain (2 episodes, 1986)
Dave Lowry ...
 Godey (2 episodes, 1986)
Kip Niven ...
 Sen. John Crittenden (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Big Fallon (2 episodes, 1986)
Martin Rabbett ...
 Ned Kern (2 episodes, 1986)
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 John Floyd (2 episodes, 1986)
Timothy Scott ...
 Ezekial Merrit (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Dodson (2 episodes, 1986)
Anna Bjorn ...
 Angelique (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Nicole (2 episodes, 1986)
Nikki Creswell ...
 Lily Fremont (2 episodes, 1986)
Terrence Evans ...
 Farmer (2 episodes, 1986)
William Glover ...
 Sir Roger Dunston (2 episodes, 1986)
Gloria Hayes ...
 Indian Maiden (2 episodes, 1986)
Barton Heyman ...
 Judge Advocate Lee (2 episodes, 1986)
George American Horse ...
 Chief (2 episodes, 1986)
Charles Hyman ...
 Sgt. Riordan (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Sagundai (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Col. Mason (2 episodes, 1986)
Randal Patrick ...
 Carvalho (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Egloffstein (2 episodes, 1986)
Helen Floyd ...
 Sally (2 episodes, 1986)
Charles Bazaldua ...
 Mexican Officer (2 episodes, 1986)
Marco Hernandez ...
 Mexican Lieutenant (2 episodes, 1986)
Jeff Allin ...
 Blonde Man (2 episodes, 1986)
Michael Crabtree ...
 2nd Man on Trek 5 (2 episodes, 1986)
Joe Dorsey ...
 Col. Atherton (2 episodes, 1986)
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 2nd Man (2 episodes, 1986)
Dennis King ...
 Francis Blair (2 episodes, 1986)
Jay Louden ...
 Campaign Aide (2 episodes, 1986)
Robert Lussier ...
 Dr. Harris (2 episodes, 1986)
Kelly Junkerman ...
 1st Man on Trek 5 (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Zindel / ... (2 episodes, 1986)
(2 episodes, 1986)
Dan Biggers
(2 episodes, 1986)
Dennis Breckner
(2 episodes, 1986)
Bob Burchette
(2 episodes, 1986)
Chris Campbell
(2 episodes, 1986)
Ritchie Copenhaver
(2 episodes, 1986)
John Countryman
(2 episodes, 1986)
Carole Davis
(2 episodes, 1986)
(2 episodes, 1986)
Kevin Grantz
(2 episodes, 1986)
(2 episodes, 1986)
Lee Lively
(2 episodes, 1986)
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 Lt. John Thompson (2 episodes, 1986)
John Mingus
(2 episodes, 1986)
(2 episodes, 1986)
(2 episodes, 1986)
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 Cavalry Officer (2 episodes, 1986)
Bret Culpepper ...
 Cavalry Scout (2 episodes, 1986)
Paul D'Elia ...
 Guest (2 episodes, 1986)
Dirty Denny ...
 Union Army Cook (2 episodes, 1986)
Tom Even ...
 Secretary of State Buchanan (2 episodes, 1986)
(2 episodes, 1986)
Danny Nelson
(2 episodes, 1986)
Mike Pingel ...
 Courtroom Guard (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Calvary Soldier (2 episodes, 1986)
Ken Walters ...
 Unnamed political speaker (2 episodes, 1986)
Sam Wells ...
 Political Campaign Chairman (2 episodes, 1986)
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John Charles Fremont, the American adventurer, the free-spirited women who impelled him to dare undreamed-of-feats, and the young nation they helped to shape. The story begins in 1839 when Fremont is chosen to lead the trek into the Oregon Territory with the help of Kit Carson which gets under way in 1843. Fremont's adventures include expeditions into California, a court-martial, acquisition and loss of great wealth, excursions into politics, involvement in the civil war, and eventual realization of the dream to move America westward. Written by Anonymous

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Dream West where are you.
14 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I never read Nevin's novel. The TV series spoke for itself. As I recall it was three 2 hour episodes, but could be wrong.

It is a classic story about the exploring and opening of the American west. The cast of historical characters include Fremont, Bridger, Benton (Thomas Hart and daughter Jessie). Gen. Kearney. Staging and costuming were excellent. Love to see it on Blue Ray.

While it may have had a soap opera quality, it still was entertaining and historically close. I had a VHS recording of the show, but sadly accidentally erased it. I had a college history professor ask me if I had a copy as he wanted to use it in class.

I understand that Chamberlain and/or others were upset with the result/reviews and that was part of the reason the series never surfaced again in any form. Well, boohoo. Tchaikowsky disliked his Nutcracker ballet, but there weren't a lot of lawyers around in his time to sink it to the bottom of the lake - like CBS etc.etc.


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