Wild Facts About The Hit TV Show ‘Bonanza’

Published on October 29, 2017
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NBC’s hit Western, Bonanza is one of the greatest shows in television history. After fourteen seasons, audiences parted ways with the Cartwrights and the rest of the crew in 1973. Of course, most know that this 1860s Western gained critical acclaim. So, we’re here to share the crucial stuff: all of the behind the scenes Bonanza tidbits and tension you had no idea about…

The Meaning Behind The Name

Perhaps, you never knew but “Bonanza” is miners slang for ore or just a large mineral deposit. Basically, Bonanza means jackpot. Thus, the show is named after the Comstock Lode the Cartwrights lived adjacent to. Therefore, the jackpot was all that silver was conveniently next to their ranch. In real-life, a bonanza was found very close to the actual location of the Cartwright’s ranch! What a weird coincidence.

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The Meaning Behind The Name
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