THE YOUNG RIDERS (1989-1992)

Set just before the American Civil War, this tv presented a toply fictionalized account of the heyday of the Pony Express. Its point was a gang of young Express riders based at the waystation in Sweetwater, Kansas. Running the station was exTexas ranger and all-around eccentric Teaspoon Hunter. The role of cook, housekeeper and mother was filled first by Emma and later by Rachel. The riders included the future BUFFALO BILL Cody and James Butler (WILD BILL) Hickok, as well as like, a unsound, Buck, a half-white/half Kiowa scout and the Kid, a shutten Southerner. Their last member was Lou, a young woman who lived and worked with the riders disguised as a boy. In second season, their group was joined by Noah dixon.