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)
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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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 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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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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One of My All-Time Favorites
20 April 2001 | by (Erwin, TN) – See all my reviews

I'm not a fan of westerns or the Fox Family Channel. However, this western entertained me for many hours when it was airing on the Fox Family Channel. It was action-packed, violent, and superbly written. It mixed history with fiction and came up with a nice blend. I wish that some of episodes would be released on dvd but that will probably always be a fantasy.


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