There was a time when westerns outnumbered cop shows or sitcoms on television. In fact, in 1959, there were 26 westerns on prime time TV. The genre continued to be a staple of TV programming until the 70s, when the popularity began to wane. Still, those of us born and raised in the 50s and 60s have fond memories of the series we grew up with. My personal favorites were – and still are -- Here Come the Brides, The Big Valley, and The High Chaparral.