As a kid during the late Sixties, I was never a fan of western TV shows such as Gunsmoke or Bonanza, but I do remember two that I watched semi-regularly for some reason. One was Lancer starring James Stacy and Wayne Maunder. Looking back now I know why I watched that one–James Stacy hubba hubba!

The other was The High Chaparral. It was the story of the powerful Cannon Family who ran a ranch in the Arizona territory of the 1870s. Among the stars were Leif Erickson, Henry Darrow, Linda Cristal, Cameron Mitchell and Mark Slade. It lasted four seasons and never really aired much in syndication and is not on DVD.

Surprisingly there is a huge fan base and reunion convention held yearly celebrating the show. Who knew? Click here for more information.



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