Listeners were given one last great western as the Golden Age of Radio was coming to an end. "Specially transcribed tales of the dark and tragic ground of the wild frontier" told the "dramatic story of Lee Quince, Captain of Cavalry!" Raymond Burr starred as Quince, with Vic Perrin, Jack Moyles, and Harry Bartell co-starring as his fellow officers.
The show was meant to be "a monument to ordinary men who lived in extraordinary times" - and with its gritty realism, attention to detail, and historical accuracy, it was just that. With scripts that drew a clear picture of the threat of scurvy, the residual pain of the Civil War, the strained relations with Native Americans, and the sorrows stoically endured by pioneer women, Fort Laramie was an honest reflection of the difficulties and danger of life on an isolated Army post in the early 1880's.
Includes 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes, and a Program Guide by radio historian Jack French.
EPISODES INCLUDE: Playing Indian 01-22-56, Boatwright's Story 01-29-56, Squaw Man 02-05-56, The Woman at Horse Creek 02-12-56, Boredom 02-19-56, Captain's Widow 02-26-56, Shavetail 03-04-56, Hattie Pelfrey 03-11-56, The Beasely Girls 03-18-56, The Coward 03-25-56, Lost Child 04-01-56, Stage Coach Stop 04-15-56, The New Recruit 04-22-56, Quince's Capture 04-29-56, Never the Twain 05-06-56, War Correspondent 05-13-56, Black Hills Gold 05-20-56, Sergeant Gorce's Baby 05-27-56, Don't Kick My Horse 06-03-56, Young Trooper 06-10-56