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Date Posted: 09:52:17 03/06/19 Wed
Author: steve j
Subject: Re: BONANZA Diamond Jubilee weekend at PONDEROSA II recap
In reply to: ANDY KLYDE 's message, "BONANZA Diamond Jubilee weekend at PONDEROSA II recap" on 17:53:57 03/04/19 Mon

Andy, thanks for the detailed account. Fascinating!

So...what is the status of the ranch house built in Incline Village?

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[> Re: BONANZA Diamond Jubilee weekend at PONDEROSA II recap -- Gary McDonald, 10:10:12 05/11/19 Sat [1]

Hi steve j,

I can help with the answer to your question about the status of the Ponderosa at Incline.

The buildings from the town that were salvageable, AND The Ponderosa RANCH HOUSE were donated to The Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society in Nevada.

A team of people from the Thunderbird carefully dismantled the buildings including our beloved Ponderosa Ranch House and will re-asemble them when they settle on a permanent location.

Bill Watson , The Curator came and spoke to us at the Diamond Jubilee.

Here is what he said.

"We've made no definitive plans where the Cartwright Ranch House will rest. The Church and other buildings from the townsite are being installed at our facility at Reds Ranch facility in Lamoille, Nevada. The Ranch House will likely wind-up there, but yet to be determined.

It'll likely be 2-3 years before we can raise the funds to reinstall the Ranch House. I'm having trouble with all of the buildings because modern-day building officials want everything brought up to code before they permit installation."

Hope this helps...

Best Bonanza Wishes!

Gary McDonald

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[> [> Re: BONANZA Diamond Jubilee weekend at PONDEROSA II recap -- steve j, 22:39:56 05/12/19 Sun [1]

Gary, thank you for your response! Very interesting. Looks like the other buildings have found a home but the centerpiece, the Cartwright Ranch House, could be in limbo. I would hope they all wind up together. I do suppose it would be wise to accommodate modern-day building codes. I truly hope the funds can be raised for the project.

Thanks again,

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[> [> [> Re: BONANZA Diamond Jubilee weekend at PONDEROSA II recap -- Mary S, 20:13:55 09/22/19 Sun [1]

It's good to hear that the ranch house hasn't vanished. I remember, years ago, being at the nearby Hyatt and walking along the road for a few minutes, and there it was! Not quite the same, but still fun to have nearby and at Tahoe. The celebration sounds like fun. I go way back with Bonanza - my dad won a color set in '59, and there were "discussions" about watching Bonanza or Perry Mason, my mother's favorite. (They compromised.) I got the tee shirt for the 60th and wore it the other night when I was walking along the Potomac in Washington, DC. A lot of people reacted to it, and that was fun.

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