A long-running anthology series of true tales from the Old West, this 1952-70 syndicated program is fondly remembered for its opening bugle call, 20 Mule Team Borax tie-ins, and the folksy hosting style of the Old Ranger (Stanley Andrews). Ronald Reagan, Rosemary DeCamp, Robert Taylor, and Dale Robertson also served as host over the show's 18-year run.
A long-running success on both radio and television, Death Valley Days' anthology format presented captivating tales based on true events. Western fans tuned in every week to the high level of storytelling on the series, which took an approach that was more grounded in reality than many of Death Valley Days' contemporaries. Standing apart from those more stylized depictions of life in the Old West, the series' status as a true classic of the genre has only grown in the years since it rode off into the sunset.