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Ever since the evolution of television, Americans loved western programs. This genre of TV entertainment exploded in the 1950's and 1960's with hundreds of westerns glutting the TV airwaves...and we loved it.

Michigan definitely had its favorite westerns as evidenced in the following Top Twenty list, and in chronological order:

THE LONE RANGER / 1949 - 1957
THE ROY ROGERS SHOW / 1951 - 1957
DAVY CROCKETT / 1954 - 1955
GUNSMOKE / 1955-1975
ZORRO / 1957 - 1961
MAVERICK / 1957 - 1962
HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL / 1957 - 1963
WAGON TRAIN / 1957 - 1965
WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE / 1958 - 1961
THE RIFLEMAN / 1958 - 1963
LARAMIE / 1959 - 1963
RAWHIDE / 1959 - 1966
BONANZA / 1959 - 1973
DANIEL BOONE / 1964  -1970
F TROOP / 1965 - 1967
THE BIG VALLEY / 1965 - 1969
THE WILD WILD WEST / 1965 - 1969
HOW THE WEST WAS WON / 1976 - 1979
DEADWOOD / 2004 - 2006
LONGMIRE / 2012 - 2017

So, whether you like yer westerns as classic as "The Lone Ranger" or as recently as "Longmire", there's a collection just waitin' fer ya...and they make great Christmas gifts for pop or gramps!