Thursday, 12 September 2019

ponderosa ranch

Running until 1973, the Western television series Bonanza (a Spanish mining term used on the discovery of a major lode of ore) premiered on NBC on this day in 1959. Set during and shortly after the US civil war, the programme, rather uniquely for its time, addressed pressing societal issues directly including racism and bigotry. For continuity and for the convenience of stunt-doubles, the recurring cast of this long-running show wore the same outfits each episode.