How the West Was Won (1977)

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In 1865, the Macahans are heading west from Virginia to Oregon. Mrs. Kate Macahan is waiting with her children Laura, Jessie and Josh on a farm they have built for her husband and her ... See full summary »

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 Zeb Macahan (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Kate Macahan (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Luke Macahan (3 episodes, 1977)
Kathryn Holcomb ...
 Laura Macahan (3 episodes, 1977)
William Kirby Cullen ...
 Josh Macahan (3 episodes, 1977)
Vicki Schreck ...
 Jessie Macahan (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Martin Grey (3 episodes, 1977)
Don Murray ...
 Anderson (3 episodes, 1977)
Brit Lind ...
 Erika Hanks (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Elam Hanks (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Bishop Benjamin (3 episodes, 1977)
Richard Angarola ...
 Chief Claw (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Christy Judson (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Jake Judson (3 episodes, 1977)
Sander Johnson ...
 Charlie Judson (3 episodes, 1977)
Robert Padilla ...
 Mountain-Is-Long (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Major Drake (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Elias Kulp (3 episodes, 1977)
John Lisbon Wood ...
 Willy Judson (2 episodes, 1977)
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 Cully Madigan (2 episodes, 1977)
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 Portagee (2 episodes, 1977)
Todd Lookinland ...
 Joshua Hanks (2 episodes, 1977)
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 Little Tree (2 episodes, 1977)
Geno Silva ...
 Red Hawk (2 episodes, 1977)
Guillermo San Juan ...
 Jeremiah (2 episodes, 1977)
John Pickard ...
 Colonel Caine (2 episodes, 1977)
Peggy Rea ...
 Mother Tice (2 episodes, 1977)
Mina Vasquez ...
 Round Pebble (2 episodes, 1977)
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In 1865, the Macahans are heading west from Virginia to Oregon. Mrs. Kate Macahan is waiting with her children Laura, Jessie and Josh on a farm they have built for her husband and her oldest son Luke to return from the civil war. Luke comes back when he defects from the army with the news that their father is dead. An army officer comes to the farm to arrest Luke but luckily their uncle Zeb, a frontiersman, saves the day. But Luke must leave them and hides among a Simonite community. Zeb also leaves for the mountains to find an old friend who is at war with the Indians. How can the others deal with the Indian war that threatens to break out around the Macahan farm? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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One of the best Westerns ever!
18 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How the west was Won is one of the best Westerns ever, if not the best. James Arness and Bruce Boxleiger were great in it. I even think it is the best acting that Arness did. Mini series of any kind are my favorites but this one is a must see. Even though I have not seen How The West Was Won since it was on TV in the seventies, I still remember how much I enjoyed it, and I looked forward to seeing the next installment. I wish that it was out to purchase, and I really don't understand why it is not. I have found someone who claims that they have all 25 discs but his price is to high for my pocketbook. If anyone would like the email address let me know. NJOHNSON5@JAM.RR.COM


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