The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid 1700s to the late 1970s.

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Series cast summary:
...  Herman Bockweiss 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Clay Basket 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Alexander McKeag 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Pasquinel 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Colonel Frank Skimmerhorn 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Major Maxwell Mercy 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Hans Brumbaugh 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Sheriff Axel Dumire 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Lise Bockweiss 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Sam Purchas 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Charlotte Buckland Seccombe 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  R.J. Poteet 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Jacques 'Jake' Pasquinel 11 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Jim Lloyd 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Oliver Seccombe 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  John Skimmerhorn 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Professor Lewis Vernor 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Levi Zendt 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Narrator / ... 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Maude Wendell 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Lucinda McKeag Zendt 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Morgan Wendell 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Mervin Wendell 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Amos Calendar 6 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Sidney Endermann 5 episodes, 1979
...  Bufe Coker 5 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Marcel 'Mike' Pasquinel 5 episodes, 1978-1979
Michael LeClair ...  Young Jim Lloyd 5 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Nate Person 5 episodes, 1978-1979
Gloria McMillan ...  Mrs. Brumbaugh 5 episodes, 1978-1979
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This is the story of the evolution of the town Centennial, Colorado. It follows the paths of dozens of people who come to the area for many reasons: money, freedom, or crime. It also shows the bigoted treatment of the Native Indians by the advancing U.S. colonists. It is topped off with a murder mystery that takes one hundred years to solve. Written by Tony Berkoff <aberkoff@hq.caci.com>

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From the best-seller...a powerful story spanning the decades from the late 18th century to present day America. A heartwarming saga of reckless daring and reckless loving, of struggle and pain, of laughter and triumph. An unforgettable drama of the land...and the brave people who turned it into a nation. See more »


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1 October 1978 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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A young George Clooney is one of the village extras in episode one, "Only the Rocks Live Forever". See more »

Goofs

Towards the beginning of the final episode of the miniseries, Louis Verner and Sidney Enderman are walking through the streets of the town of Centennial. When they first start their journey, it is a nice sunny day. A few seconds later as they walk past Zendt's old store and behind the hotel to meet Cisco Calendar, it is suddenly a drab, overcast day and there is a bit of a dusting of snow and ice on the ground. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Walter Matthau (1978) See more »

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Fantastic
25 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

Absolutely the finest thing ever done on TV. Book was great, and mini-series beyond description it was so good. I teach American History and show parts of it from time to time during the year. My students love it! I have former students stop by once in awhile and one of the first things they ask is I still show CENTENNIAL. When I put it on the weekly agenda they get very excited.

Great story and much of it is historically accurate (Rendevzous, French fur traders, Skimmerhorn's Raid {Sand Creek Massacre}, Jim Bridger, cattle drives just to name few.

Robert Conrad, Richard Chamberlain, Sally Kellerman (gorgeous), etc. do a great job of acting. I am buying the DVD when it comes out as a gift for my grown son. He is 35 yrs old and loves it as much a I do.


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