Wagon Train

The Julie Gage Story

Season 1, Ep 14, Aired 12/18/57
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  • Episode Description
  • Julie Gage is traveling west with her father. Early on in the trip it is obvious that she is an independent woman, who, although single, won't become any man's doormat. Along the way her father dies of fever and she is left to continue the journey alone. The Major is worried about her being able to cope and sends along a succession of likely men to help her but she proves stronger than any of them, in spirit if not physically. When one of them, Tobe Cannon, takes ill with a fever, Julie, alone of all the women on the train who fear for their own safety, offers to nurse him. As it wouldn't be right and proper for a single woman to be alone with a single man, she persuades the Major to "half" marry them, as her patient is in no fit state to object to the union. Luckily, when he recovers, he doesn't object at all!moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Terry Wilson

    Bill Hawks

  • Frank McGrath

    Charlie Wooster

  • Ward Bond

    Major Seth Adams

  • Robert Horton

    Flint McCullough

  • Anne Jeffreys

    Julie Gage

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    • Until the mid twentieth century, the doctors arsenal of drugs to combat illness was limited. Many diseases that today we take for granted as curable proved deadly. Most of these diseases were highly contagious and the onset chractarised by a fever. Smallpox was one of the most feared even though a vaccine was newly available; cholera another. Both diseases spread rapidly, especially when people lived so closely together as on a wagon train. Even if a doctor was available there was little to be done for the victim. The most that wagon train captains could do was to isolate the affected wagon to try to stop the spread of the disease. Major Adams is seen to do this on many occasions.

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