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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?





Bart Bradley (Braverman)
February 1


Bill (William) Mumy
February 1


John Rayner
February 1


Ricky Vera
February 1


Jack McGee
February 2


Stephen McHattie
February 3


Time Winters
February 3


Gigi Perreau
February 6


Vincent Castellanos
February 7


George Kee Cheung
February 8


Linda Marsh
February 8


Ronnie Rondell, Jr.
February 10


Joe Don Baker
February 12


Lisa Brenner
February 12


Cliff DeYoung (De Young)
February 12


H. M. Wynant
February 12


Kristen Dalton
February 14


Tracy Olsen
February 16


Arden James
February 20


Tyne Daly
February 21


James Hong
February 22


Carol Booth
February 24


Diane Baker
February 25


Margarita Cordova
February 26


Jack Knight
February 26


Ed (Edward) Faulkner
February 29




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