The adventures of the riders of the Pony Express.

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3   2   1   Unknown  
1992   1991   1990   1989  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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 William F. Cody (67 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 James Butler Hickok (67 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 The Kid (67 episodes, 1989-1992)
Gregg Rainwater ...
 Running Buck Cross (67 episodes, 1989-1992)
Yvonne Suhor ...
 Louise McCloud (67 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Teaspoon Hunter (67 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Ike McSwain (51 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Noah Dixon (43 episodes, 1990-1992)
Clare Wren ...
 Rachel Dunne (43 episodes, 1990-1992)
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 William Tompkins, Shop Keeper / ... (30 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Marshal Sam Cain (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Emma Shannon (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Jesse James (21 episodes, 1991-1992)
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Set just before the American Civil War, this series presented a highly fictionalized account of the heyday of the Pony Express. Its focus was a group of young Express riders based at the waystation in Sweetwater, Kansas. Running the station was ex-Texas Ranger and all-around eccentric Teaspoon Hunter. The role of cook, housekeeper and mother hen was filled first by Emma and later by Rachel. The riders included the future "Buffalo Bill" Cody and James Butler ("Wild Bill") Hickok, as well as Ike, a mute, Buck, a half-White/half-Kiowa scout and the Kid, a quiet Southerner. Their final member was Lou, a young woman who lived and worked with the riders disguised as a boy. In second season, their group was joined by Noah Dixon. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Romance | Western

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20 September 1989 (USA)  »

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I ragazzi della prateria  »

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It's estimated that 400 horses were used during the time of the Pony Express. See more »

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"Wild Bill" Hickok never actually rode for the Pony Express, though he did join its parent company, Russell, Waddell & Majors Freight Company, when he was 21. See more »

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a wonderful part of my youth
4 February 2003 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

I absolutely loved this show during its time, and still do. I have almost every episode on tape. I am just hoping they'll put them all on DVD or even just video, so that I can finally have all of them. I watched it every day it was on and every rerun they played during 1992-1993. It will always be a fond memory for me!! :o)


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