The Young Riders (1989–1992)

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Complete series cast summary:
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 William F. Cody (67 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 James Butler Hickok (67 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 The Kid (67 episodes, 1989-1992)
Gregg Rainwater ...
 Running Buck Cross (67 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Louise McCloud (67 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Teaspoon Hunter (67 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Ike McSwain (51 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Noah Dixon (43 episodes, 1990-1992)
Clare Wren ...
 Rachel Dunne (43 episodes, 1990-1992)
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 Marshal Sam Cain (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Emma Shannon (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
Don Collier ...
 William Tompkins, Shop Keeper / ... (24 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Jesse James (21 episodes, 1991-1992)
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Set just before the American Civil War, this series presented a highly fictionalized account of the heyday of the Pony Express. Its focus was a group of young Express riders based at the waystation in Sweetwater, Kansas. Running the station was ex-Texas Ranger and all-around eccentric Teaspoon Hunter. The role of cook, housekeeper and mother hen was filled first by Emma and later by Rachel. The riders included the future "Buffalo Bill" Cody and James Butler ("Wild Bill") Hickok, as well as Ike, a mute, Buck, a half-White/half-Kiowa scout and the Kid, a quiet Southerner. Their final member was Lou, a young woman who lived and worked with the riders disguised as a boy. In second season, their group was joined by Noah Dixon. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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The Pony Express operated for only 18 months. It greatly reduced the time it took for messages to reach from the east coast to the west coast. However, the invention of the telegraph soon followed. See more »

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great show great cast great stories great outdoor shots
30 October 2006 | by (Palm Springs, CA) – See all my reviews

I video taped all of this series back when it was on, never realizing, that so many other people liked it even though it did last 3 seasons.

It really was and is a great series, set in the old west, with lots of beautiful location scenes, and some great actors and great writing and was even recorded in stereo sound. It actually holds up today.

What more could you want?

Except for all 3 years to make it out in beautiful DVD box sets.

Well,they have got the first year out, now how about the rest of this great series! It is up to us to write to Sony Pictures TV and ask for the next 2 years to be released.


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