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"Bonanza" episode
Season 6, Episode 24
Ep.# in Series: 192
Air date March 7, 1965
Guest starring:
Written by Jerry Adelman
Directed by Virgil Vogel
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
Once a Doctor
Next Episode:
Hound Dog
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Substitute teacher Adam Cartwright is unprepared for the violent resistance he meets when his research into the territory's history gets him too close to uncovering a long-buried Virginia City secret.


Barbara, the Virginia City school teacher, is rescued by Adam from her classroom of hellions. Adam fills in for her, determined to teach the unruly kids the history of the Nevada territory. He receives an education himself, learning some uncomfortable secrets about the territory's leaders.

Cast and CharactersEdit

The Cartwrights




Did you know?Edit

  • German episode title: "Schulmeister Adam", meaning "Schoolmaster Adam".


"Watching her ride in circles and listening to you talk in circles is making me dizzy!"
Little Joe to Adam[src]

"I just wanna teach a simple course in Territorial history...and it doesn't seem to be that simple."

"Teacher? May...may I leave the room?"
"I wish you would.
Little Joe and Adam[src]



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