What do you know about The
Dakotas? Try this TV Westerns Hall of Fame Trivia quiz. You�ll find
the answers at the bottom of the page.
This series debuted in January 1963 and lasted 19 one-hour episodes. Who
was NOT in the cast?
- Larry Ward
- Lorene Greene
- Jack Elam
- Chad Everett
2) The series is perhaps most notable for the fact
that it was cancelled one week after heavy viewer protest over an
3) What Western was The Dakotas a spin-off from?
- The Wild Wild West
4) In the episode Return to Dryrock: J.D. Smith
was a gunfighter, he was run out of town and only one friend stood up
for him. Now that friend has been murdered, and J.D. is going to find
who killed him and why.
5) Mutiny at Fort Mercy is an episode that
airs January 21, 1963. The story line has Deputies Stark and Porter
return Davids, an escaped prisoner, to Ft. Mercy which is commanded by
the tyrannical Capt. Ridgeway. When the other prisoners riot, Stark is
taken hostage and subjected to a life-threatening ordeal. Who played
Lieutenant Clyde Mariot in the episode?
- Russell Johnson
- Bob Denver
- Andy Griffith
- Rex Bell
6) In Episode 4: Trouble at French Creek: A
female mine owner drives her workers so hard that they finally walk out.
Furious, she hires a band of vicious gunfighters to keep the miners
under control. Marshal Ragan is called in to set matters straight. Who
was NOT in the cast?
- Michael Constantine
- Joan Freeman
- Allen Jaffe
- Rex Reason
7) Episode 6 is Crisis at High Banjo. The
storyline: Several years ago Marshal Ragan's wife was murdered, and he
never caught the killer. Now he has--a man named Johnny Fox, who admits
to Ragan that he was paid to kill her. Ragan is torn between his desire
for vengeance for his wife's murder and his wanting to know who paid to
have her killed and why. Who played Johnny Peck?
- David Lewis
- Michael Pate
- Ed Peck
- Ed Prentiss
8) The episode - Feud at Snake River
storyline: Brothers Simon and George Deus decide to become wealthy
entrepreneurs and go into business together. However, when Simon starts
running farmers off their land so he can take it, George opposes him and
trouble brews. Marshal Ragan tries to rally the farmers behind George
and against Simon. Harry Townes plays George Deus.
9) The storyline for Sanctuary at Crystal
Springs is Deputies Del Stark and J.D. Smith are forced to shoot and
kill the Barton brothers as they attempt to take over a church and hold
the pastor hostage. A surviving Barton brother threatens to kill the
preacher if Del and J.D. don't surrender themselves to him. Who did NOT
play a Barton?
- Norman Alden
- James Anderson
- Joe Di Reda
- Charles Irving
10) Episode 19: A Nice Girl from Goliath is
the last episode that airs. It was about a girl's false testimony during
a murder trial sent an innocent man to the gallows. Now she learns that
the man's brother is coming after her, and she asks Del to protect her.
Who plays Matt Kellog?
- Elisha Cook Jr.
- Frank DeKova
- Jack Carlyle
- Sheldon Allman