While scouting lumber for their mill, Grandpa and John Boy come across surveyors who tell them a lumber company has claimed timber rights to the mountain. Finding that their ancestors never bothered to file for a legal deed to their land, the Waltons must come up with $200 to pay court costs in order to protect their birthright. Everyone pitches in to raise the money, including John Boy who moves to Wheeling in order to get a job and send money home. Written by
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Did You Know?
The boxing match heard on the radio in the restaurant where John Boy gets a bowl of soup occurred on June 29, 1933 (Carnera vs. Sharkey). The movie "42nd Street," said to be finishing its run in Wheeling (WV) at about that time, had been in release since March 11 of that year. See more
[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
Waltons Mountain had been in our family since long before I was born. It was a mountain that gave of itself. We took trout from its swift streams, quail and venison from its high meadows and we took from it constantly the lumber and firewood which provided our family with income. My grandfather used to say that the land was alive, that, if you knew how to listen, you could hear its voice. But, at seventeen, I did more talking ...
References 42nd Street