26 Men

1957 – 1959 Syndicated
Black and White

Produced by Russell Hayden

26 Men Cast

Tristram Coffin as Captain Tom Rynning
Kelo Henderson as Ranger Clint Travis

 

26 Men Theme Song

“The Story of 26 Men” music by Harold Hopper, lyric by Russell Hayden

Saddle up, saddle up.
Saddle up, saddle up, saddle up.
This is the story of 26 Men.
Who rode the Arizona Territory.
High is the glory of 26 Men,
Whose courage helped to build the Territory.

26 Men who saddled up and then
Rode out to answer duty’s call.
26 Men who lived to ride again
And fight for the rights and the liberty of all.

This is the story of 26 Men
Enforcing law within the Territory.
Praise be the Glory of 26 Men
Who rode the Arizona Territory.
Ride on. Ride on. Ride on.
(Thanks to Mike McCollum for his input on this.)

26 Men Tidbits

Stories of the Arizona Rangers, whose number was 26 men, which was a budgetary limitation.

Kelo Henderson was actually raised on a ranch in Colorado and was an expert markman and trick gun artist. He taught many of the TV Western stars how to use their guns.

Passings

Tristram Coffin died in 1990 of lung cancer.

TV Western - 26 Men
Kelo Henderson and Tristram Coffin
From the Doug Abbott Collection

TV Western - 26 Men
Tristram Coffin
From the Doug Abbott Collection

TV Western - 26 Men
Kelo Henderson
From the Doug Abbott Collection

 

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