Chronicles the weekly adventures of the wealthy Cartwright family, headed by the thrice-widowed patriarch Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene). The show is set in the 1860s in the vicinity of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. Bonanza is NBC’s longest-running western, and ranks overall as the second-longest-running western series on U.S. network television. Aired 1959 – 1973.
In this episode (S1:E19), Hoss and Joe get themselves involved in a family feud in a small Texas town when they are mistaken for bloodthirsty hired killers. Ellen Corby, Henry Hull, and George Mitchell guest star. Original air date: January 23, 1960