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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?



Lorri Scott –
May 1


Bruce Glover
May 2


Dan Krohn


Joann (Jo Ann) Pflug
May 2


Quinn (K.) Redeker
May 2


James Mitchum
May 8


Joan Swift
May 11


Sally Carter (Carter-Ihnat)
May 12


Robert Crawford, Jr.
May 13


Buck Taylor
May 13


Anthony Zerbe
May 20


Barbara Parkins
May 22


Eric Close
May 24


Daragh O’Malley

May 25


Pilar del (Del) Rey


Shannon Kenny
May 26


Ruta Lee

May 30




  • Albert Einstein

    The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

    Albert Einstein
  • Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin,

    “Sometimes I think I should have been an actor,” mused Terry Mulligan.


    “Well, if you want to starve to death, that’s the easiest way to do it,” opined Hovey.

    Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin, ``Bare Knuckles``, (13), December 8, 1959, Laramie
  • Gene Roddenberry

    A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on & licks it, or he turns his back on it & starts to wither away.

    Gene Roddenberry
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