Bonanza was one of the longest running and most popular of all TV Westerns.  For 14 seasons, audiences enthusiastically tuned in to see the High Sierra adventures of the Cartwright clan.

Nestled above the shores of Lake Tahoe is the Ponderosa Ranch, home of Ben Cartwright and his sons Adam, Hoss and Joe (a.k.a. “Little Joe”).  Each of the young men was born to a different deceased mother, making poor Ben a three-time widower.  Strong characters and intriguing plots helped to set Bonanza apart from the usual gun-slinging formula shows of its heyday.

Bonanza can be seen on Thursday’s at 2:30 A.M.

 

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