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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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete series cast 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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Greatest Western Every Made
11 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the greatest western ever made. I just recently found all 25 episodes, on DVD in the order they were made. I could not believe the quality, of the disc's. I watched all 50 or so hours non-stop, I have no clue why they stopped after the 1979 season. From the very first episode you are drawn in, to this great mini series, all the way up to the very last episode. It will continue to keep you guessing all the way through to the very last one. After you are done with all 25 parts you will wish they produced more. Zeb Macahan was by far the best, very fair and honest, until you do something to him or his family.


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