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What is the attraction of the old-fashioned television westerns?

It may not have actually been a simpler time, but it was represented as a time when right and wrong were not as muddy.

Granted, the good guys didn’t always wear white hats, nor did the bad guys always dress in black. There were times when someone would move from path to path. But the paths themselves never merged.

Finally, by the end of the western – with the setting sun, right generally triumphed and there was hope, just over the horizon.

Head ‘Em Straight



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Check out the 124 episodes that galloped onto the small screen from September 15, 1959 to May 21, 1963, on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. EST. Set in the 1870s on the Sherman ranch and relay station, a shirttail outfit just outside of Laramie in the Wyoming Territory, this highly rated action western presented stories for the enjoyment of the young and old.

Meet Slim Sherman and Andy Sherman, owners of the Sherman ranch and relay station, the ambling Jonesy, the footloose tumbleweed Jess Harper, Mrs. Daisy Cooper who always saw the comin’ grass, “Tiger” Mike Williams, Mose Shell the Jehu, and star-toter Mort Cory.

Nearly 750 actors lent their talents to the success of Laramie. Can you fill in any of the blanks in the Episode listings?

Miss Daisy’s cooking was renowned. Represented here are temptations featured or mentioned on Laramie.  Any suggestions?


Ronny (Ron) Howard
March 1

Delores Vitina (Vitina Marcus)
March 1

Lana Wood
March 1

John Cullum
March 2

Barbara (BarBara) Luna – |
March 2

Ziva Rodann
March 2

Kay Lenz
March 4

Kevin West
March 4

Scott McCartor
March 4

Larry Domasin
March 5

Reagan Wilson
March 6

Ron Hagerthy
March 9

Jim Henaghan
March 9

Janet Lake
March 11

Ingebrog Kjeldsen
March 12

Rick Worthy
March 12

Scott Duthie
March 13

Barbara English
March 15

Marisa Coughlan
March 17

Brad Dourif
March 18

Leslie Parrish
March 18

Burt Metcalfe
March 19

Jan Shepard
March 19

William Shatner
March 22

Jennifer Edwards
March 25

Jim Galante
March 25

Scotty Morrow
March 26

Marcia Drake
March 27

Siena Goines
March 28

Marley McClean
March 30

Don (Donald) Elson
March 31

Richard (Dickie) Walters
March 31


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