This is the continuing saga of the Cartwrights, only none of the original Cartwrights are here anymore but their sons. Ben and Hoss have passed on, and Little Joe is MIA; he went with Teddy Roosevelt and is currently missing. Ben's brother, Aaron is now in charge of the Ponderosa, and Little Joe's wife Annie also lives there. His son, Benjamin has come back fom the East. Charlie Poke is a man who owes his life to Ben Cartwright and is now the ranch foreman, and is not exactly on good terms with Aaron. Aaron has allowed a mining company access to mine on the Ponderosa, but the man in charge has other ideas. And Hoss' son Josh whom no one has seen before, has come to the Ponderosa to kill Hoss cause he thinks Hoss deserted him and his mother not knowing that Hoss died before he could go back to bring his mother back to the Ponderosa. Written by
Did You Know?
was originally signed to reprise his role of Ben Cartwright from the original TV series (Bonanza
(1959)), but died before production began. See more
Annabelle Cartwright states that Hoss was Little Joe's best man when they got married, but Hoss' death was revealed while Little Joe was still single. The first episode of season 14 (the last season), Little Joe married and was widowed. See more
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