How The West Was Won

How The West Was Won

  • 1976
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.2  (614)

The story is based on the family known as the Macahans in the series. Moving to the wild west country of Oregon after living in Virginia in the time period of 1865. During this time Mrs. Macahan works with her three children to build a large farmland property. She waits with her children Josh, Laura and Jessie for her husband to return. During this time her other child Luke who was in the civil war returns home to them, after hearing that their father has passed away. Unfortunately Luke is almost taken away by officers from the army, until the strong frontiersman uncle Zeb jumps in and prevents them from taking Luke. Luke finds himself with no other alternative but to leave the farmland area. Far away from the family hiding out in the community of Simonite. During this time Zeb is then forced to head out to the mountains to track down a friend. Needless to say his friend is headed for trouble fighting against the Indians. Not only that but the rest of the family back at the farm is struggling to keep their farm safe from Indian intruders.

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The Slavers
11. The Slavers
April 23, 1979
Zeb and Josh travel to Mexico to uncover a white slavery ring.
China Girl
10. China Girl
April 16, 1979
The Macahan clan befriends a young Chinese immigrant whose rape on the ship over has resulted in a pregnancy that provokes her father to proclaim the child must die.
Luke
9. Luke
April 2, 1979
Luke hooks up with a pretty, lethal robber who wants him for her own romantic reasons while he dodges bounty hunters in a desperate effort to clear his name of a murder charge.
The Forgotten
8. The Forgotten
March 19, 1979
A mysterious stranger in the mountains turns out to be a former Confederate Army officer who claims he had no knowledge the war was over.
The Scavengers
7. The Scavengers
March 12, 1979
Zeb, Molly and Laura are enjoying a riverboat ride when pirates attack and overrun the ship.
L'Affaire Riel
6. L'Affaire Riel
March 5, 1979
Zeb reluctantly tries to help the U.S. Army capture a French-Indian revolutionary and leader of a violent Metis attempt to win back lands from Canada.
Hillary
5. Hillary
February 26, 1979
Luke sets out to reclaim the affections of his neglected flame Hillary as well as get a confession from the man suspected of committing the murder with which Luke was long ago accused.
The Innocent
4. The Innocent
February 12, 1979
Josh becomes involved with a rivalry over a ferry business when he befriends Cora Johnson and her children, operators of a ferry crossing. The fight becomes more complicated when her son, Willie, is accused of murder.
The Enemy
3. The Enemy
February 5, 1979
A by-the-book Army lieutenant clashes with the Macahans when he hunts for an Indian chief suspected of raiding wagon trains.
The Rustler
2. The Rustler
January 22, 1979
Jessie is completely infatuated with a handsome young stranger named Bob who rescues her from the advances of a nasty character. Later on, the couple run away to a small town where a minister agrees to perform a wedding ceremony.
The Gunfighter
1. The Gunfighter
January 15, 1979
Rancher Henry Coe hires a professional gunman to drive the Macahans off what he considers to be his property. Frank Grayson ingratiates himself with the Macahans, but Josh recognizes him as the gunman once hired to kill Luke.
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The story is based on the family known as the Macahans in the series. Moving to the wild west country of Oregon after living in Virginia in the time period of 1865. During this time Mrs. Macahan works with her three children to build a large farmland property. She waits with her children Josh, Laura and Jessie for her husband to return. During this time her other child Luke who was in the civil war returns home to them, after hearing that their father has passed away.

Unfortunately Luke is almost taken away by officers from the army, until the strong frontiersman uncle Zeb jumps in and prevents them from taking Luke. Luke finds himself with no other alternative but to leave the farmland area. Far away from the family hiding out in the community of Simonite.

During this time Zeb is then forced to head out to the mountains to track down a friend. Needless to say his friend is headed for trouble fighting against the Indians. Not only that but the rest of the family back at the farm is struggling to keep their farm safe from Indian intruders.How The West Was Won is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (29 episodes). The series first aired on January 19, 1976.

Where to Watch How The West Was Won

How The West Was Won is available for streaming on the Warner Bros. website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch How The West Was Won on demand at Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 19, 1976
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (614)