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EPIC WESTERN BEGAN AS A RADIO SERIES

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Cast members from left: Howard McNear (Dr. Charles
Adams) Parley Baer as Chester, William Conrad
(U.S. Marshal
 Matt Dillon) and Georgia Ellis as Kitty
Russell.


    

Gunsmoke is a western radio series, which was developed for radio
by
John Meston and Norman Macdonnell. The series ran for nine seasons and was broadcast by CBS. The first episode of the series originally aired on April 26, 1952, and the final first-run episode aired
on June 11, 1961..During the series, a total of 480 original episodes
were broadcast, including shows with re-used or adapted scripts. A
television version
of the series debuted in 1955.


"Gunsmoke" sound effect artists Ray Kemper &Tom Hanley 
with Director Norm McDonnel.
       

 

       
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Conrad, born Cann, William - WW2 Gravestone
  William Conrad
(September 27, 1920 – February 11, 1994)

 
    
    
   

Conrad continued as Dillon after the TV show had
already started, and played the role until 1961. He
was considered for the role of Dillon on the TV show,
but the creators and producers decided, in the end,
to go for Arness in his place. It’s rumored that his 
weight was a factor behind his not being cast. 
         

Gunsmoke – Old Radio Shows.org

 

  

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FAMOUS FACE OFF ON THIS DAY IN 1881


It was the Earp brothers against the Clanton-McLaury gang
in a legendary shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone,
Arizona. It was a 30-second gunfight that is generally
regarded as the most famous shootout in the history
of the American Wild West.

 

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Tombstone in 1881

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‘’HEY MISTER DILLON”

SLIDESHOW: Dennis Weaver's characters ranged from Dodge City to ...
Dennis Weaver as Chester Goode on Gunsmoke — Old Chester was
part of the Gunsmoke cast from 1955-1964 on CBS television.

One of Chester’s most noticeable features is his stiff right leg — the cause
of which is never explicitly stated, though it’s implied that he was injured
during the Civil War. In an interview conducted four years before his death,
Dennis revealed that he invented the character’s disability during his
audition.
 

Gunsmoke (1955)   Photos with Amanda Blake, Milburn Stone, Dennis Weaver
From left: Dennis Weaver, Amanda Blake, and Melburn Stone.  

CTVA US Western - "Gunsmoke" (CBS)(1955-75) James Arness
James Arness (James King Aurness) starred as U.S. Marshal Matt
Dillon.
 

Gunsmoke' actor Dennis Weaver dies – Orange County Register
William Dennis Weaver (June 4, 1924 – February 24, 2006)

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LAST STAGECOACH ROBBERY ON THIS DAY IN 1883

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Black Bart (Charles Earl Boles)

(b. 1829; d. after February 28, 1888)

Authorities almost catch the California bandit and infamous
stagecoach robber called Black Bart; he manages to make
a quick getaway, but drops an incriminating clue that eventually
sends him to prison.

Black Bart was born probably in the state of New York around
1830. As a young man, he abandoned his family for the gold
fields of California, but he failed to strike it rich as a miner and
turned to a life of crime.

By the mid-1850s, stagecoaches and Wells Fargo wagons transported
much of the huge output of gold from California. Often traveling in
isolated areas, the Wells Fargo wagons and stagecoaches quickly
became favorite targets for bandits; over the course of about 15
years, the company lost more than $415,000 in gold to outlaw
robbers.

It is believed that Boles committed his first stagecoach robbery in
July 1875.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 2001, President George W. Bush signs the renewal of
the U.S. Patriot Act after a long battle with Congress.

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Pat Sajak (Patrick Leonard Sajdak) is 73 today. 

Sajak is a former weatherman and talk show host, best
known as the host of the syndicated
television game
show Wheel of Fortune.

        
            

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“Wheel of Fortune”
hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White.

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