The Pilot episode of How the West Was Won first aired on January 19, 1976. In the pilot the series was called The Macahans.


At the dawn of the Civil War, the Macahan family decides to flee the violence in Virginia and go west to Oregon to make a new start. They also want to protect Seth and Jeb from the calls of duty. Zeb takes up the challenge of leading his brother's family on the long, perilous journey into the unknown. - Source:



The Family MacahanEdit

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The IndiansEdit

The Rebel SoldiersEdit

The Union OfficersEdit

The Union SoldiersEdit

The Crowley MenEdit

The FarmersEdit

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Closing credits:Edit

"Filmed in METROCOLOR | Titles and Opticals MGM | Lenses and Panaflex Cameras by PANAVISION"

"An Albert S. Ruddy Production"


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