"Wagon Train" The Elizabeth McQueeny Story (TV Episode 1959) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • Madame Elizabeth McQueeny presents Major Adams papers from officials in Washington D.C. requesting he take her and her group to the west with the wagon train. She tells the Major that she plans to open a girls finishing school in the west to introduce them to new wealthy pioneers there. Adams willingly takes her and her girls on the train. The son of the Blower family, Stanley, works as a driver for McQueeny. One of the girls Roxanne rides with him and the two eventually develop a close relationship resulting in Roxanne telling him they are all actually entertainers which is considered a degrading position for women. When word spreads to the women of the camp, they demand Adams evict the group from the train at the first safe opportunity putting the Major into the position of having to comply. However, when Stanley and others develop the disease spotted fever, it is McQueeny who takes charge and knows how to handle the disease. Her and her girls handle the victims is a quarantine area setup for the sick. Their efforts force the others to begrudgingly accept them but not without a loss to the girls group.

  • Elizabeth McQueeny is traveling with her girls, heading to a finishing school in the West. When her real purpose becomes known, all the females want her gone but her worth to all shows itself before that can happen.



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