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These are the rules that have been set for The McCain Ranch. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to get with me, Cowgirl
Moderator cowgirl
4 4 Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:01 pm
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No new posts Welcome to the Hotel Madera
Everyone here at the ranch would like to welcome y'all to The McCain Ranch. This is our "Welcome Center." Be sure & stop by and say "Hi" to everyone and let them know you are here. Those of you who have already been here, be sure and give them a big hearty welcoming!
Moderator cowgirl
575 2237 Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:06 am
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No new posts Suggestions? Questions?
If you have any suggestions/questions about the messageboard, please post them here and I, Cowgirl will get back to you.
Moderator cowgirl
61 471 Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:04 am
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No new posts Announcements - Public
If you have an announcment to make, you can make it here. Example - an opening of a new room, or just a regular announcement. This way the announcements don't get lost in some of the other rooms.
Moderator cowgirl
229 1152 Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:24 pm
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The Rifleman....."Welcome to the McCain Ranch!"  
No new posts "The Rifleman"
I thought it would be neat to have a place to discuss "The Rifleman" episodes. If there is an episode you wish to discuss in length, please feel free to post it here.
Moderator cowgirl
227 2965 Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:34 am
Charlene F.View latest post
No new posts "Rifleman Trivia"
Do you think you know all there is to know about "The Rifleman?" Well let's just see how much we all know about this show & it's characters.
Moderators cowgirl, markisddg
611 6669 Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:54 am
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No new posts The McCain Front Porch
It has been over 50 years since "The Rifleman" first visited our living rooms. Grab your boots and saddle and get ready to ride as we revisit the McCain's! Lucas, Mark & Micah gather here to talk about "The Rifleman." What better place to discuss "The Rifleman" then his own front porch.
Moderator cowgirl
683 7504 Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:28 am
Random ramblerView latest post
No new posts “Just Remember the Lessons!”
There is always a lesson to learn when you watch “The Rifleman.” There is no better teacher for Mark than his father, Lucas McCain. Lucas teaches Mark from “The Bible” and from experience. Sometimes the lessons are hard ones and at times rather easy ones. They are still lessons learned! Let’s discuss the lessons learned in each episode. “Every lesson you learn makes you a better partner.” “Just remember the lessons!”
Moderator cowgirl
175 387 Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:11 pm
Random ramblerView latest post
No new posts The North Fork Stage Depot
"The Rifleman" had a lot of great character actors/actress stop by North Fork & The McCain Ranch. This will be their home here at the ranch.
Moderator cowgirl
149 769 Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:26 am
Random ramblerView latest post
No new posts Sam Barrow's Barber Shop
Let's talk about these three great stars of "The Rifleman." They certainly made the show what it was & is today. I thought they deserved their own section.
Moderator cowgirl
45 272 Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:30 pm
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No new posts Barnyard Blunders
So you can't get enough of "The Rifleman!" Well me either! Post your little heart out here it's all about "The Rifleman!"
Moderator cowgirl
257 1469 Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:15 am
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No new posts Unusual Words, Phrases, or Expressions
Gather round the ol' crackerbarrel for some down-home talk about the unsual words, phrases,or expressions that puzzle you as you watch The Rifleman.
Moderator cowgirl
124 441 Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:49 am
cowgirlView latest post
No new posts Mark's Room
Mark McCain was a fine contribution to The Rifleman and as important to the show as the rifleman himself. Let's give him the attention he deserves by talking about Johnny's character, his sweet nature and sensitivity. Always learning from Lucas sometimes the hard way, fear of losing his only parent, times he got into trouble, their respect for each other, and how he was portrayed as a motherless kid but had the insight and determination of a disciplined adult. Let's share our thoughts about Johnny Crawford the actor, musician, teen idol and downright fabulous guy.
Moderators cowgirl, markisddg
207 2674 Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:37 pm
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No new posts Chuck Connors “Significant Other” Work
Everybody knows Chuck Connors for his role as Lucas McCain in "The Rifleman." He also did so many other things. He was good at no matter what he did! Besides The Rifleman what else have you enjoyed seeing Chuck in?
Moderator cowgirl
57 292 Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:34 am
Random ramblerView latest post
No new posts Johnny Crawford's “Significant Other” Work
Everybody knows Johnny Crawford for his role as Mark McCain in "The Rifleman." He was a child star before "The Rifleman." I would like to explore things he did before "The Rifleman" and after.
Moderator cowgirl
47 339 Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:03 am
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North Fork  
No new posts The North Fork Saloon
Sweeney would like to welcome you to his place. Bar room chatter goes here, but only virtual drinks.
Moderator cowgirl
399 3255 Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:12 am
TroopView latest post
No new posts North Fork Church
This is the North Fork Church and our place to pray. If you have someone who needs a prayer or if you need need a prayer, no matter what the prayer, here is where to pray. Do not discuss religion in general, please have respect for other people & their beliefs.
Sub-forums: Prayer Group    Boot Hill Memorials   
217 1270 Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:21 am
Greg MerrillView latest post
No new posts North Fork Gazette Archive News - out of the past
'Archive news section' - old news but good news. This is open to all members. If any of you have an article you would like to share, please feel free to post your articles of interest in this section - 'Archive News' - 'Out of the Past'
Sub-forums: The Magazine    'Matthew's Post'    The Gazette Out of the Past TV Room   
201 975 Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:03 am
Greg MerrillView latest post
No new posts The Ol' West Video Place
Anyone that has a video to share can post it here. This is where you can show off your talent. We here at the ranch enjoy these great videos, keep 'em coming!
Sub-forums: YouTube & the stars   
96 388 Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:24 am
Greg MerrillView latest post
The Old West  
No new posts The Real West – Fact or Fiction
“We all know what the movies and Western shows tell us about the old West, but what are the facts? Here, we’ll discuss what these truths are, and get a better idea of what life was like in the real West!”
Moderator cowgirl
67 409 Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:13 am
Born2lateView latest post
No new posts The Hayloft
Lets talk about the good guys, the bad guys & the character actors. Let's give credit where credit is due. Let's honor these great men & woman. Whether the part be big or small they all had a hand in making these great shows/movies.
Moderator cowgirl
62 377 Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:58 am
warr6362View latest post
No new posts TV Westerns
Saddle up, pardner, and let's ride into the world of the television Westerns.
Sub-forums: Spin Offs - TV Westerns    Little Known and Long Forgotten TV Westerns    Children's TV Westerns    Time Tunnel of Cartoon Shows - past & present   
305 1810 Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:12 am
rooster davisView latest post
No new posts The Movie Theatre
Do you have a movie you would recommend? Maybe a movie you would like to talk about? Let's hear it what you have to say!
Sub-forums: Western Movies   
87 447 Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:19 pm
cowgirl View latest post
No new posts TV Non-Westerns
We all love Westerns, but there are lots of good non-western television shows as well! Come on in and share your memories with us!
Moderator cowgirl
42 151 Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:10 pm
Greg MerrillView latest post
Horsin' around at the McCain Corral  
No new posts North Fork, Four Star and, Other Hollywood Trivia
A backward look in time to the Hollywood I knew during the 1950s and a little of the present.
Moderators cowgirl, ralphm1999
11 85 Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:34 am
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No new posts Western Word Association Game
Cass would you please honor us by starting off this game for us?
Moderator cowgirl
3 2149 Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:48 pm
cowgirlView latest post
No new posts Western Games
If you have a Western game to post or a link, please feel free to do so here.
Sub-forums: Caption This!    TV Western Quizzes   
142 3836 Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:28 am
wildwestView latest post
No new posts The Storybook Room - "Just for Fun!"
The Storybook Room I know we all can’t be writers, but we can have fun trying! I thought it would be fun if one person created a story & the others join in to finish it.
Moderators cowgirl, Duchess McCain
5 68 Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:25 am
cowgirlView latest post
No new posts The Sharing Room
We have some very talented people here at The McCain Ranch. This is where the members share with everyone things they have made like poems, collages & etc.
Moderator cowgirl
132 775 Wed May 18, 2016 4:38 pm
Greg MerrillView latest post
No new posts Special Occasion Room
This is our all occasion/party room, whether it's your birthday, a holiday, an anniversary, it a 'whatever the occassion' may be, this is where we celebrate!
Moderator cowgirl
203 933 Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:19 am
Greg MerrillView latest post
No new posts The North Fork Café
The McCain's Family Recipes - If you have a recipe you want to share here at the ranch, then this is the place to put them.
Moderator cowgirl
35 93 Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:49 pm
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No new posts The General Store
I have several fans who has some items to sell. I told them I would post them here. If you have any questions about any of this, I'd be glad to check into them for you.
Moderator cowgirl
56 130 Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:40 am
TroopView latest post
No new posts The Photo Shoppe
He you can post any pictures of TV Westerns/Movies and TV shows of photos that you want to share for printing. This is open to "Members Only."
Sub-forums: Western Xposure    Mary's trip to Memphis, Tennesse 2012   
101 478 Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:35 am
jcccView latest post
The Writer's Corner  
No new posts The Writer's Corner
If you have a story to post, this is the place to do so. This is where you can show off your talent. Once you have finished posting your story, please send me a copy of it in it's original format to add it to this section of The McCain Ranch website. We here at the ranch enjoy these great stories, keep 'em coming!
Moderators cowgirl, Michelle P., BluewindFarm
94 544 Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:23 pm
cowgirlView latest post
No new posts "Mark's Memories" - Stories on the episodes
"I'm sure you all have read my pa's version of the episodes and what happened to us during the first five years in North Fork, but now it's time for me to tell my side of the story. Pa left out lots of detail that I think you'll get a kick out of anyhow. So take your boots up, put your feet up on top of the table if you want, cause Pa ain't here! Sit back and relax while I take a ride on Blue Boy down memory lane and tell you 'bout how I saw things! (psssst: you can even eat some rock candy or popcorn while your're reading these. Pa won't never come in this room)!
Moderators cowgirl, Michelle P.
179 510 Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:01 am
HeatherFView latest post
No new posts Donna's Corner
The Mayhem of Donna
Moderators cowgirl, Donna
20 81 Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:34 am
Michelle P.View latest post
No new posts Deanne’s Daydreams
The continuing saga of Lucas and Mark McCain as seen through the imagination of BluewindFarm.
Moderators cowgirl, BluewindFarm
129 526 Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:05 am
hughView latest post
No new posts Frank's Place
In the television series, The Rifleman, we are given one of the West’s most memorable fictional characters. Not only did he see extensive service in the Civil War, scout for the Army, fight Indians, serve the law, and become a cattle rancher, he raised his only son as a single father. A number of episodes depicted Lucas as being haunted by characters from his past.
Sub-forums: Fulton’s Foray    The Battle Within A Young Gun     Rifleman's Serenade   
70 92 Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:28 pm
cowgirl View latest post
No new posts The Heart of the West
This is a non-Rifleman story that took place just after the Civil War ended. It's genre is "Christian Western Fiction." This story is about the adventures and trials of a young married couple who travel West on a wagon train from Arkansas.
Moderators cowgirl, Michelle P.
19 23 Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:11 pm
Michelle P.View latest post
No new posts Stargazer's Midnight Musings
Why the title? Well, I'm a night owl and, as Deanne can attest, I do my best writing late at night. Living vicariously in the 1880's through Lucas McCain and his son, Mark, here are my stories about the Rifleman including "The Test" and "Shadow of Vengeance." There's more to come and I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I do writing them.
Moderators cowgirl, Stargazer
6 88 Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:08 pm
StargazerView latest post
No new posts Michelle's Marvels
Come on in, you cowgals and cowboys! Sit a spell and read stories of Mark and Lucas McCain, Milly, Micah, and all the other wonderful characters as told through the eyes and hearts of Michelle!
Moderators cowgirl, Michelle P.
25 143 Sat May 21, 2011 10:50 am
KiraView latest post
No new posts The Years Before
Here is a series of stories based on the years before The Rifleman and before Lucas and Margaret wed. It begins with an announcement when Lucas is only 18, and ends at the end of the Civil War. Did you ever wonder about Lucas and Margaret's families? Did you ever wonder how some of those characters came to be? Well...sit back with a hot cup of coffee and read how it all began!
Moderators cowgirl, Michelle P.
29 88 Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:07 pm
Michelle P.View latest post
No new posts Bring Back Milly Productions
Almost everyone here at the Ranch agrees that Milly was the best love interest for Lucas McCain. Here read stories about Milly's return to North Fork.
Moderators cowgirl, Michelle P.
20 103 Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:25 am
JudyView latest post
No new posts The Margaret Years
This series begins when Lucas returns from his year of wandering. Margaret and Lucas are finally together. We watch their courtship, engagement, wedding, and living as man and wife. Little Mark is born, and unfortunately Mark and Lucas McCain must grieve for the death of their precious Margaret.
Moderators cowgirl, Michelle P.
37 80 Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:44 pm
joymar66View latest post
No new posts Rifleman: Generations--
Rifleman: Generations-- The modern day descendant of Lucas McCain returns to his families roots in the town of North Fork. Chance McCain becomes Deputy Sheriff and he, his father Norman McCain and son Jake keep up the family ranch and traditions. The famous Rifle is back too in what is essentially a "Modern day" version of our beloved, classic show.
Moderators cowgirl, Winchester4440
2 35 Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:24 am
BluewindFarmView latest post
No new posts Klara Boy's Room
Once there was a mysterious stranger who sometimes had ideas for stories about a famous trick rifle and its owner. So if you like to read those stories check out this room.
Moderators cowgirl, Klara´s Boy
22 115 Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:12 am
BluewindFarmView latest post
No new posts Duchess' Dream
"Join Duchess McCain as she takes you to relive the Rifleman series, only this time with a little twist."
Moderators cowgirl, Duchess McCain
7 30 Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:19 am
cowgirlView latest post
No new posts Linda's Lounge
"Come relax in the lounge for a story or two where Linda delves deeper into what makes The Rifleman so heartwarming."
Moderators cowgirl, Linda4him59
1 14 Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:17 am
Linda4him59View latest post
No new posts Clara's Corner aka CTW
Discovering the path of the stories in this corner will be an adventure for both author and readers. There are several ideas in "Remembering Wyoming" that might carry over into future stories. Perhaps, for example, each will include a trip that takes Mark and Lucas to a city that was critical to the development of the West in the 1880s. Perhaps one will put Mark in touch with the woman who invented the first automatic dishwasher in the early 1880s. (Imagine his delight!) Perhaps each will continue to tap into Mark's interest in music, exploring how music might have been part of the North Fork community's life. On the other hand, perhaps each will stand on its own. Whatever direction future stories take, readers can be assured that the primary theme will always be the unconditional love between father and son as defined by the creators and writers of the series and so beautifully portrayed by its two co-stars. If you enjoy "Remembering Wyoming," check back soon to discover which path is chosen for the next story.
Moderators cowgirl, CTW
1 3 Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:46 am
cowgirlView latest post
No new posts "The Civil War Years - One Writer's Reboot"
When the War Between the States broke out Lucas McCain answered the call-to-arms with his family’s American long rifle. But his success on the battlefield is not valued by his fellow soldiers. McCain is young, unsettled, and exploring other options for his life. Hoping to better his situation, a decision he makes causes McCain’s time of enlistment to be more difficult.
Moderators cowgirl, Edward P
13 25 Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:35 am
Renewed FanView latest post
No new posts Soquilii's Corner
'A cool night breeze brings the scent of burning sage; a Cherokee flute plays softly in the background and a warm fire glows in Soquilii's Corner where you're invited to sit and listen to tales of The Rifleman.'
Moderators cowgirl, Soquilii
2 5 Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:00 am
cowgirlView latest post
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