The hit television series Bonanza ran on NBC for fourteen seasons from 1959 to 1973, making it the second longest-running western-themed T.V. series on American network television, right behind CBS’s Gunsmoke.
The show centered on the Cartwright family and is set in 1860s Virginia City, Nevada. The show has become iconic in American popular culture and is known for having one of the most recognizable theme songs of the 20th century. In fact, the theme song was so popular that it became a hit song! Here are some other things that you probably never knew about the hit television series.