As one of the seminal westerns of American television's 'Golden Age,' the series WAGON TRAIN (1957-65) bore an unusual premise and narrative set-up. The program dramatized events that befell a group of settlers during the post-U.S. Civil War years, as they journeyed from St. Joseph, Missouri to California via the titular mode of transport. Accordingly, each season would begin in St. Joe and end on the west coast, and aside from the wagonmasters, who remained constant from one season to the next, the supporting cast received an overhaul with every season. The show achieved distinction as one of the first televised dramas to place individual character studies (of members of the wagon train itself, and strangers whom they encountered as they journeyed across the country) ahead of plot. Also noteworthy was the program's never-ending line-up of guest stars. This particular box set contains all 38 episodes from Season Two (1958-59), with guests including Chill Wills, Bette Davis, Jane Wyman, William Bendix and Slim Pickens. It features such adventures as THE JOSE MARIA MORAN STORY, THE DUKE LEMAY STORY and THE CLARA DUNCAN STORY.