How well do you know The Ponderosa map from Bonanza?

Can you piece together The Ponderosa?

The Ponderosa map is just one part of the memorable opening credits to the all-time great Western series, Bonanza

The map appeared in all 431 episodes of the series, but it doesn't stay on the screen for too long. How well can you remember The Ponderosa map, given just a few clues, close up images, or without seeing it at all? 

Try to answer these questions about the map, and put your score in the comments section. Don't forget to share this quiz with another Western fan! 

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  1. What description of The Ponderosa goes below the word "MAP"?
  2. Here is a blurred-out image of The Ponderosa map, with the exception of this small illustration. Using just the location context, what city is directly above the part of the map that ISN'T blurred-out?
  3. These drawings on the map are directly above what city name?
  4. What lake is directly below The Ponderosa?
  5. What is located directly below this horse and buggy on the map?
  6. If you start at the center of the compass and follow it directly West, what city would you run into first?
  7. Can you tell what city goes with this location on the map?
  8. In what corner of the map is this portion from?
  9. Can you tell what city this horse and buggy will hit if they keep moving?
  10. True or False: There are no drawings of trees in the Ponderosa Ranch portion of the map (blurred out in this image).

How well do you know The Ponderosa map from Bonanza?

Your Result...

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Muleskinner 17 days ago
3/11. Guessed on every question.
Steve2021 1 month ago
7/10 I was trying to remember the show's beginning before the map caught on fire !
Kaydee 1 month ago
5/10 Had no idea, I guess every single question. Ha!
pasewalk1212 1 month ago
I didn't get any questions right
audie65 1 month ago
Before GPS I would be afraid to take exits off the highway at night in locations I didn't know. A few times in cities strange to me, took me hour or hours to find correct route back to highway!! I would find myself lost in some neighborhood and couldn't find my way out!
audie65 1 month ago
8/10. Hoss would be proud of me!! 3 or 4 were just lucky guesses!
MichaelSkaggs 1 month ago
3 out of 10. They burn the map too fast for us to notice the landmarks!
AllisonWunderland 1 month ago
4/10…I had absolutely no idea at all about these locations 🤷‍♀️ My uncle used to tell me I get lost out of the driveway 🤭
At least we have GPS now for those who are challenged by maps. 😁
Oh no! I don’t trust those either 🙅‍♀️
Good point. They are helpful for the most part, but not 100% accurate. My uncle still gets packages delivered to the wrong house because of this. 😠
TheOnlyONE 1 month ago
10/10. I can't miss on this easy quiz.
audie65 TheOnlyONE 1 month ago
10/10. You are the Ponderosa map expert ! I thought my 8/10 was good!!
vinman63 1 month ago
I am glad for gps if I have this map I would be lost.
CaptainDunsel 1 month ago

"And now I'm lost, so goldarned lost, not even God can find me..."
KJExpress CaptainDunsel 1 month ago
"Without a star to guide me." 🌟
I sure need one, coz I have zero sense of direction 🙅‍♀️
JHP 1 month ago
didnt do the quiz - stupid me - I always thought the show was in Virginia someplace - but Westerns are not a fav of mine

'cept the lone ranger and cisco kid (where is that show?)
gockionni JHP 1 month ago
But if the show was in Virginia, wouldn’t it then be an “Eastern” and not a Western? 😉
JHP gockionni 1 month ago
OH a wise guy eh?!?


a smiley face back at cha
CaptainDunsel JHP 1 month ago
"Yeah? Whadda you want?"
Jeffrey 1 month ago
"You got 7 out of 10" ''You sure know The Ponderosa like the back of your hand! Nice work! -------I got 2, 7, and 8 WRONG! Not bad though.
RobertK 1 month ago
8 of 10. Unbelievable. Almost all guesses! When I watched as a kid, I only paid attention to the map when it started on fire and the picture of the Cartwrights was shown... That was Cool!
Peter_Falk_Fan 1 month ago
9/10 I watched this show a lot with my mom while she was grading papers.
KJExpress 1 month ago
6/10. Darn map burns up so quickly. 🔥
Sway 1 month ago
7/10. Haven’t watched the show for a while.
McGillahooala 1 month ago
7/10. Where are they getting ideas for quizzes?
JHP McGillahooala 1 month ago
maybe yak yak for ratings?
From a mail order house in Schenectady...
Wendy57 1 month ago
And I’ve been there, what a lousy performance.
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