The Cartwrights encourage young genius, Albert Michelson, to pursue his scientific experiments while trying to discover why schoolmaster, George Norton, expelled Albert from school and seems determined to stand in the way of his appointment to the prestigious Annapolis Naval Academy. Written by
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The character of Albert Michelson is famed for his 1887 "Michelson-Morley Experiment" carried out at Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, Ohio, where he and fellow physicist Edward Morley obtained evidence establishing the constancy of the speed of light. See more
Albert Abraham Michelson was born in 1852, he received his appointment to Annapolis in 1869 from Ulysses S. Grant. These early seasons of Bonanza were set before 1861 and the start of War Between the States. See more