It is the 1870s in Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman (John Smith)and his 14-year-old brother Andy (Robert Crawford) try to hang on to their ranch after their father is shot by a land grabber. They augment their slight cattle ranch income by serving as a stagecoach station near Laramie. Jess Harper (Robert Fuller) a drifter stays to help.
Last Episode04x32 The Road to Helena Aired: May. 21, 1963
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Series Fun Facts
- The main musical theme, written by Cyril J. Mockridge, also was used as the main theme in the 1945 film, "Thunderhead~Son of Flicka".
- The set that served as the Sherman Ranch and Relay Station appears in a 1960 episode of Wagon Train - The Larry Hanify Story.
- The show was huge in Japan. It got a whopping 43% rating, became one of the most successful American TV series. When Robert Fuller came to Japan in 1961, about 100 thousand fans welcomed him…
[show]The show was huge in Japan. It got a whopping 43% rating, became one of the most successful American TV series. When Robert Fuller came to Japan in 1961, about 100 thousand fans welcomed him at Haneda airport. During his visit, Fuller was invited to dinner with then prime minister Hayato Ikeda. Even the Beatles did not receive such an enthusiastic welcome when they first came to Japan in 1966.