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Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 12, 1959
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
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Bonanza

The Cartwright's thousand-square-mile Ponderosa Ranch is located near Virginia City, Nevada, site of the Comstock Silver Lode, during and after the Civil War. Each of the sons was born to a different wife of Ben's; none of the mothers is still alive. Adventures are typical western ones, with lots of personal relationships/problems thrown in as well

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14x16 The Hunter Aired: Jan. 16, 1973

- Bill Tanner, posing as a soldier he had killed earlier, is searching like a predator for Joe, and his wagon stocked with goods, as his prey. …

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The show had 14 seasons and 437 episodes air between 1959 and 1973.

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  • The opening burning map of the Ponderosa Ranch was illustrated without compass points which caused the map to appear to be incorrectly oriented. Reno appeared to be west of Carson City. David…
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    The opening burning map of the Ponderosa Ranch was illustrated without compass points which caused the map to appear to be incorrectly oriented. Reno appeared to be west of Carson City. David Dortort, choosing not to redo the map, added the compass points. Many have suggested that the compass points are pointing in the wrong direction (slightly North-Northwest) but in reality the compass points are aligned with Magnetic North instead of True North.
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  • For a long time producer David Dortort, refused to allow Michael Landon to write scripts for the show. It took many failed attempts by Landon , before he eventually submitted a script that…
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    For a long time producer David Dortort, refused to allow Michael Landon to write scripts for the show. It took many failed attempts by Landon , before he eventually submitted a script that Dortort thought good enough to make. After this he became a regular writer for the series and later on would re-work many of his Bonanza scripts for new episodes of Little House on the Prairie.
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  • Goof (anachronisms): The story of Bonanza starts in 1859 Nevada but the clothing worn by the cast is invariably 20th century . For example belt loops did not appear on men's trousers and…
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    Goof (anachronisms): The story of Bonanza starts in 1859 Nevada but the clothing worn by the cast is invariably 20th century . For example belt loops did not appear on men's trousers and jeans until many decades later.
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