The Bonanza is Real Show
Friend of the show and super-awesome historian, Jim Turner, returns to the grand ol’ program to tell tales of the old west.
Fred and Jeff learn the story lines on the television series Bonanza where all true!!!!
Check out Jim and all the stuff he’s up to at his website.
From Jim Turner after the show: I think we were talking about what happened at the mountain man rendezvous and I said I had a good quote:
“The rendezvous was a fantasy, a saturnalia. Everything swam in a cedarred haze of raw corn liquor and thousands of campfires and the Indians dancing around them all night, the incessant racing of the horses against spotted Indian ponies, the gambling games carried out wherever a blanket could be thrown.” —Frank Waters, The Colorado, 1946