When a cold blooded, murdering sheep herder and his men try to cross the Ponderosa with their large herd of sheep, Ben Cartwright orders them off his property. The owner of the sheep then plots to kidnap one of the Cartwrights and force Ben to sign over 50,000 acres of his land to him. Written by
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The Ponderosa consists of 640,000 acres. The pilot episode establishes that the Ponderosa Ranch is 1000 square miles. (1000 sq mi=640,000 acres) See more
Well Pa, the way I look at it, if a man expects to get ahead in this world, he's got to use his brains instead of his back.