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Date Posted: 18:13:48 10/04/19 Fri
Author: Albo (Sad)
Subject: Visited Ponderosa land: no admittance

We visited Carson City, Virginia City, and around Lakes Tahoe and Washoe hoping to recapture scenes from memory of watching Bonanza oh so many years ago. After all, Bonanza was the Star Trek of a previous era. My heart still churns to the rousing theme of Ben and the boys riding up through the meadow at the beginning of each episode, and the whopping crescendo at the end. This trip, we grieved with the locals who told of the chump who bought up the rights to Bonanza lands and even images. And sits on those rights without making money from them, refusing to share the joy that could come for memories of old farts like us. What a shame. My thumb goes to my nose for this chump, and my sympathies to those (including locals) the chump has hurt.

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[> Re: Visited Ponderosa land: no admittance -- Gary McDonald, 07:40:28 10/16/19 Wed [1]

Take heart Albo,

If you tried to visit "The Ponderosa Nevada" recently, it has been closed for quite a while. But if you scroll down to my posting on this forum about the "Bonanza Diamond Jubilee" held in Mesa in February this year, there is some info about the House being moved. It is not lost, and they took great pains to preserve it. It will be moved, but the location has not yet been determined for sure.

Plus, You can visit some of the Bonanza filming location sites in the Lake Tahoe area. Several are public places.

A friend of mine and I drove to Mesa in February and on the way we stopped at Bowers Mansion, seen in Season 1 Episode 7 "The Saga of Annie O'toole" for example.

On this web-site Rick has done a fine job of posting all of the location sites.

Happy Trails!

Gary McDonald

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[> [> Re: Visited Ponderosa land: no admittance -- Linda Wright, 06:37:26 11/14/19 Thu [1]

I'm sure Tom and Louise put on a wonderful time! I too would love to go up or even have a place to put the home.

anyone know who the chump is?

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[> Re: Visited Ponderosa land: no admittance -- tony s, 08:08:17 04/15/20 Wed [1]

My wife and I were in Tahoe last year and stayed at a great resort, Edgewood at Tahoe. The ride u opening scene was shot just a few minutes from the resort, so we went and I got pictures. Very cool!

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