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Mesa, Arizona: Bonanza Ranch House

Built in 1960 by Bonanza star Lorne "Ben Cartwright" Greene as a replica of the TV series' ranch house. It's a private residence, but there's a bronze plaque on the front lawn dedicated to Greene.

Address:
602 S. Edgewater Drive, Mesa, AZ
Directions:
In a housing subdivision. US-60 exit 188. Turn north onto Power Rd. Drive one mile. Turn right (no stoplight) onto E. Pueblo Ave. Drive one block. Turn left onto S. Saranac Ave. Drive one block. Turn left onto S. Edgewater Drive. The house is at the end of the cul de sac. Private property; visible from the street.
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Bonanza Ranch House.

Bonanza Ranch House

An amazing replica of Ponderosa I. A hitching post and a couple fiberglass horses completes the look of the home. If you look closely, the main flag pole flies the Concentric Circles flag having 38 stars -- which would have been the show's time period correct version for 1877-1890.

The owner even added cardboard cutouts of the Cartwright family looking out the front window over the porch and rocking chairs.

[Luv2RV, 06/08/2023]

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