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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?





Alizia (Aliza) Gur
April 1


Robert Chapin
April 3


Robert Dornan
April 3


Eldon Quick
April 4


Roger Davis
April 5


Roberta Shore
April 7


Lory Patrick
April 8


Tim Thomerson
April 8


Paula Stewart
April 9


Caelan Biehn
April 11


Ron Perlman
April 13


Ruth Gotscholl (Gottschall)
April 14


Paul Jasmin
April 15


Michael Forest
April 17


Dawn Littlesky (Little Sky)
April 17


Tamara Braun
April 18


Elinor Donahue
April 19


Phil Hawn
April 20


Dana Barron
April 22


Calvin Brown
April 23


Lee Majors
April 23


Donna Baccala
April 26


Duane Eddy
April 26


Eve Plumb
April 29




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