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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'The Chisholms' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'The Chisholms':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

March 29, 1979: Chapter One
Season 1, episode 1
W: Evan Hunter   D: Mel Stuart

With Anthony Zerbe (Jimmy Jackson), James D. O'Reilly (Luke Cassidy), Gavin Troster (Brian Cassidy), David Allen (Squire Bailey), Dean Hill (Jeremy Stokes).
Series premiere. A Virginia farming family in the 1840s loses their land in a legal dispute and decides to pack and head west for California.

April 5, 1979: Chapter Two
Season 1, episode 2
W: Evan Hunter   D: Mel Stuart

With Jerry Hardin (Jonah Comyns), Katie Hanley (Sarah Comyns), David Hayward (Timothy Oates), Robert Barton (Sheriff).
Will and Gordon Chisholm search for their stolen horse, while their father hires a guide to lead the family onto the prairie.

April 12, 1979: Chapter Three
Season 1, episode 3
W: Evan Hunter   D: Mel Stuart

With Sandra Griego (Keewedinok), Jerry Hardin (Jonah Comyns), David Hayward (Timothy Oates), Billy Drago (Teetonkah), Geno Silva (Ferocious Storm).
The Chisholms encounter hostile Indians and a wagon train decimated by fever while traveling across the prairie alone.

April 19, 1979: Chapter Four
Season 1, episode 4
W: Evan Hunter   D: Mel Stuart

With Sandra Griego (Keewidinok), Christopher Allport (Franz Schwarzenbacher), Billy Drago (Teetonkah), Geno Silva (Ferocious Storm), Brian Keith (Andrew Blake).
The Chisholms make a desperate bid to reach Fort Laramie after being wounded in an Indian attack, while Will and Gideon push on in their quest to be reunited with the family.





January 19, 1980: Siege
Season 2, episode 1
W: Paul Savage, Corey Blechman   D: Mel Stuart

With Nick Ramos (Chief Teohane), Roy Cohoe (Menotah), Jack Casperson (Lightener), John Aspiras (Brule), Frank Noel (McVeety), Henry Wills (Manley), Eugene Standingbear (Dahteenay).
As the Chisholms prepare to continue west, Fort Laramie comes under Indian siege.

January 26, 1980: Betrayal
Season 2, episode 2
W: Paul Savage   D: Mel Stuart

With Nick Ramos (Chief Teohane), Roy Cohoe (Menotah), Frank Noel (McVeety), Henry Wills (Manley), Ed Bruce (Scott).
Grain promised to Indians is used to feed livestock after a fire destroys their grazing; Betsy O'Neal exploits Bo and Gideon's rivalry for her affections.

February 2, 1980: Endless Desert
Season 2, episode 3
W: Corey Blechman   D: Mel Stuart

With Donald Moffat (Enos), Frank Noel (McVeety), Nick Ramos (Chief Teohane).
The Chisholms choose the uncharted desert passage to California, and take Betsy O'Neal with them at Gideon's behest.

February 9, 1980: Vengeance
Season 2, episode 4
W: Corey Blechman   D: Mel Stuart

With Donald Moffat (Enos).
A showdown between Betsy's brothers and Hawkins ends up drawing Hadley's blood.

February 16, 1980: Death In The Sierras
Season 2, episode 5
W: Corey Blechman   D: Nick Webster

With Donald Moffat (Enos), Ben Piazza (Sutter), Chico Martinez (Mendoza).
Disasters plague the Sierra Nevada crossing as the wagon train awaits the outcome of Will's supply mission to Fort Sutter.

February 23, 1980: The Promised Land
Season 2, episode 6
W: Evan Hunter, David Dortort   D: Mel Stuart

With Don Chastain (Zeke), Ben Piazza (John Sutter).
After Hadley's death, Minerva wants to settle in the foothills, while her family wants to go on.

March 1, 1980: The Suitor
Season 2, episode 7
W: Corey Blechman   D: Edward M. Abroms

With Leslie Nielsen (Thomas Sinclair), E.J. Andre (Caleb Ives), Don Knight (Lynch), Ruben Moreno (Jose Andres), Jeanne Bates (Abigail Sinclair), Russ Marin (McDaniels), W.T. Zacha (Potts), Lynn Seibel (Bellamy), Shawn Stevens (Charles Sinclair).
Only Will is suspicious when a wealthy trader courts Minerva and her family by lavishing gifts upon them.

March 8, 1980: Chains
Season 2, episode 8
W: Kimmer Ringwald   D: Sigmund Neufeld Jr.

With J.A. Preston (Morgan), Ben Piazza (John Sutter), William Bryant (O'Herlihy), Michael Swan (Tolliver), James Cromwell (John Purdy), Bruce French (Schmidt).
Minerva starts her apple orchard, and a runaway slave is found hiding at the ranch.

March 15, 1980: Siren Song
Season 2, episode 9
W: Harold Swanton   D: Edward M. Abroms

With Donnelly Rhodes (Padre O'Reilly), Peggy Converse (Mrs. Gilroy).
Bo's friendship with a Franciscan padre tries the patience of devoutly Baptist Minerva. (Last show of the series.)


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