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    My all-time favorite Western television series! I grew up watching Gunsmoke & grew up wanting to become a Law Dog like Matt, which I did.

    Gunsmoke had it all: The brave Marshal, loyal friends (Chester/ Festus), the pretty gal (Kitty), grumpy o'le Doc, and many supporting members i.e. Quint, Newly, Sam, Thad, etc. What a chemestry between the cast also!

    Here is a photo of one of my prized possessions:

    She is one beautiful & talented actress. She made many great films with & without the Duke. She was interviewed on Fox News on Duke's birthday and discussed the fun they had over the years filming the movies, as well as their close friendship.

    A Class Act!

    Howdy All!

    Just came across this here forum!

    I am a moderator for COme on by & check out our forum sometime as well!

    I am a FANATIC of all things Old West!

    I love the Western lifestyle, movies, Rodeo & Profesional Bull Riding, and I am an avid Western reader. My family is from Morenci, Arizona, as well as Terre Haute, Indiana, and I have traveled through various parts of the West and mid-west, ranging from Texas, Illinois, Indiana, New Mexico, Kansas, the Mississippi Delta, and of course, Arizona. I would like to eventually settle permanently in Arizona. I also enjoy the history of the famous Trails (Chisolm, Overland, etc.), Forts, and just Western history in general.

    The things that intrigue me most about the Old West: The Lawmen like The Earps, Wild Bill Hickock, Bat Masterson, Bill Tillghman, Bass Reeves, Frontier Justice, The Outlaws: The James/ Younger Gang, The Clantons/ McLaurys, Billy the Kid.

    My favorite Western authors: Louis L'Amour, Ralph Compton, Chuck Lewis (Our own 'Dust Devil!), and Larry McMurtry.

    My favorite Western actors: John Wayne (I'm sure that's a shocker to ya' all!), Glenn Ford, James Arness, Jimmy Stewart, Ben Johnson, Clint Eastwood, Audie Murphy, Tom Selleck, Sam Elliot,Val Kilmer, and a slew of others!

    Some of my favorite Western Movies are: Lonesome Dove, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Silverado,The Comancheros, True Grit, Hondo, Tombstone, Shane, The Alamo (Billy Bob's version.), How The West Was Won, The Sacketts, etc. (I could keep on going!)

    In the television world, I grew up watching Roy Rodgers, The Rifleman, The Big Valley, Bonanza, and my all time favorite Western show: Gunsmoke! After watching Matt Dillon all those years, I always wanted to, and eventually did, become a Law Dog myself. (Since retired due to being injured in the line of duty.)

    I also enjoy watching The History Channel (Wild West Technology, The Real West, Civil War Journal.), The Discovery Channel, and of course: Encore Westerns!

    I enjoy reading True West magazine (TW Maniac #1438!) as well as Wild West magazine.