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 exterior of the school house used in this episode "Looking to the Stars" was located on the backlot of Paramount Studios, (in an area now known as The Tank) it is the Historic Lasky-DeMille Barn in which the first feature length motion picture in 1913 "The Squaw Man" was shot. Moved from it's original location on Selma Avenue and Vine Street by film Pioneer Jesse L. Lasky; it was used in many Paramount western films and television episodes. Mr. Booth Colman who guest stars as "Henry P. Quince" was a close friend of Jesse L. Lasky Jr. 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