The story of a wagon train and the hazards it faces on the journey from post-Civil War Missouri to California through plains, deserts and the Rocky Mountains. The Wagon Train is led by, gruff but good-at-heart Major Seth Adams (Ward Bond) backed up by his competent frontier scout Flint McCullough (Robert Horton).
Last Episode08x26 The Jarbo Pierce Story Aired: May. 02, 1965
In this flashback episode, Charlie Wooster recalls his younger days working at a frontier trading outpost for a man named Jarbo Pierce.
Series Fun Facts
- Ward Bond's final acting project. Bond died of a heart attack during the fourth season. No explanation was ever given on the show for Seth Adams' disappearance.
- Ward Bond was ill with high blood pressure and had been ordered to reduce his workload. However he continued to drink heavily while working on the series.
- Robert Horton was born July 29, 1924. His replacement on the show, Robert Fuller, was born July 29, 1933.