Bonanza was originally aired for
14 years on NBC (1959-1973) and had 430 60-minute episodes. It was
filmed in three different states, Nevada, California, and
Arizona, and seen in 30 countries and heard in 12 languages.
It was the third-longest running
TV Western, beat out by Gunsmoke and Death Valley Days.
The first stars were Lorne Green (playing Ben, the father), Michael
Landon (playing impulsive Joe)
Pernell Roberts (playing scolarly Adam), and Dan Blocker (playing
Pernell Roberts ducked out of the series in 1965. They left the door open
for him to come back, saying he had gone off to sea.
He never came back.
In the eighth year, David Canary signed on as the handsome foreman, "Candy" Canaday.
Mitch Vogel played adopted son Jamie Hunter-Cartwright in the last three
Hi! My name is
Melissa and I have always liked
the TV show, Bonanza. It is currently playing
on PAX TV, TV Land, and the Hallmark channel.
I decided to share some of my screen shots
and fan fiction here. Email me for comments
or questions at: MissHoneyBee@myrealbox.com
I hope you enjoy your visit to my site!
Please sign the guestbook while you're here--thanks!
Site last updated: November 28, 2003
(I updated the first quotes pages.)
Visitors Since October 12, 2002
Graphics and content copyright 2002 by Melissa M.
& My Bonanza Fan Website.
All graphics are made by me except for the guestbook page graphics
and the hat and boot graphic which was from: Cowboy