The adventures of the riders of the Pony Express.

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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)
Yvonne Suhor ...
 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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 William Tompkins, Shop Keeper / ... (26 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Marshal Sam Cain (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Emma Shannon (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
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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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20 September 1989 (USA)  »

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I ragazzi della prateria  »

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The recruitment ad read: Wanted: Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over 18. Must be expert riders, willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred. See more »

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30 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was in my late twenties when I first discovered this show on a cable channel. Coming from a family of western lovers, my brother was already familiar with the show and enjoyed it as well. I had to record many of the episodes due to being in night classes but I always looked forward to getting home to view them. I was so excited to see the first season come out on DVD and hope the next will be out soon.As soon as I purchased it I came home to watch every episode without commercials and having pieces lost to TV interruptions and running out of tape. I know I missed some of the episodes and still cry when I watch the last one. This is wonderful TV that teaches some valuable lessons for young kids today. They should watch more westerns! (And those were some nice looking young men on that show that grew into even nicer looking men)


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