Next on our list is The Virginian, TV's first 90 minute long Western series! Starring the handsome James Drury as "the Virginian" and his rival "Trampas" played by Doug McClure, the series ran for 9 wonderful seasons from 1962 to 1971!
Gunsmoke was an American staple for almost 20 years, starting in 1952 and ending in 1975! The series actually began as a radio show for its first three years before turning to viewers' television screens in 1955! Created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston, America would fall in love with the characters of Dodge City, among them man of the law "Matt Dillon" played by James Arness and saloon owner, "Miss Kitty", played by Amanda Blake!