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
Last Episode14x16 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. …
Bonanza: Season 2, Episode #3 - Badge Without Honor
Adam is rescued from an ambush by Gerald Eskith, a lawman who is on a mission to Virginia City. He's looking…
Series Fun Facts
- For most of its 430 episode run, the main sponsor of Bonanza was Chevrolet and the stars occasionally appeared in commercials endorsing Chevrolet automobiles.
- According to David Dortort, 'Michael Landon' himself grew difficult during the last five seasons the show ran, "Nearly every line, every scene, every set up... everything would halt for…
[show]According to David Dortort, 'Michael Landon' himself grew difficult during the last five seasons the show ran, "Nearly every line, every scene, every set up... everything would halt for endless story conferences on the set... it got increasingly bitter toward the end."
- The two parts of "Ride the Wind" were released as a movie outside the USA. In Mexico, it was called "Jinetes del Viento".