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Young Riders TV Show

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Television Show Summary

This 80's Western Drama TV show's setting was pre American Civil War Sweetwater Kansas, and was about a group of young Pony Express riders.

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TV Show Plot For Young Riders

The TV show Yopung Riders is the story of a group of young Pony Express horsemen based in Kansas.

The Young Riders series characters included: Teaspoon Hunter, the leader of the group; "Buffalo Bill" Cody; James Butler ("Wild Bill") Hickok; Ike, a mute; Buck, a half-White/half-Kiowa scout; the Kid, a quiet Southerner; Lou, a young woman disguised as a boy; and Noah Dixon.

A total of 68 episodes of the TV show Young Riders aired on ABC from 1989 to 1992.

Cast of Young Riders TV Show

Stephen Baldwin - William F. Cody
Josh Brolin - James Butler Hickok
Ty Miller - The Kid
Gregg Rainwater - Running Buck Cross
Yvonne Suhor - Louise McCloud
Anthony Zerbe - Teaspoon Hunter
Travis Fine - Ike McSwain
Don Franklin - Noah Dixon
Clare Wren - Rachel Dunne

Trivia for the TV Show Young Riders

The series Young Riders took several liberties with history including: Wild Bill Hickok did not really ride for the Pony Express, but he did work as a stock tender at the Rock Creek Station. Folk lore is that Bill Cody was hired as a rider for the Pony Express at age 14, but this has never been verified. Jesse James was never involved in any way with the Pony Express.

80's TV Show Facts:

The TV Show Young Riders was televised from 09/20/1989 to 07/23/1992, on the ABC network.

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