The tombstone in the opening scene is dated 1873, but in several episodes that took place BEFORE this one, the year is 1875.
Their names do not roll with the thunder of Jefferson or Paine, but between 1866 and 1882 for thirty dollars a month and found, these hard and lonely men pushed five million cattle into the heartland of a growing nation. They were the builders of this land.
note: "Found" means free meals and lodging.
Will Parmalee: Man can't tote a house and kids around on a horse.
Tait Cavanaugh: Man won't go along with the railroad, he's finished. In a few short years there won't be no such thing as a trail drive. We gotta face that.
Quincy: You don't drive cattle boy. You push 'em.
Will Parmalee: He died the best way a cowhand can. Sittin' on leather.
David Brian, who portrayed Tait Cavanaugh, was credited with a Special Guest Appearance.