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The First Ponderosa Thanksgiving (by BettyHT)

Summary: The celebration is held in the true spirit of the holiday as proclaimed by President Lincoln, but there is melancholy too.
Rating: PG  Word count: 1,692

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Family

The Cattle Station (by Krystyna)

Summary:   At last the long awaited cattle station is being built on Ponderosa land close to Carson City.   It seems a good idea at the time and the Cartwrights are anticipating big things as a result…until their neighbouring rancher decides to put a stop to the whole thing.  But as the Cartwrights find out ..there is a lot more involved than the building of a cattle station 
Rating:  PG
Word Count:  168,941
Part of the Home is the Sailor Series, links to all stories included within

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Broken Ballad
Posted in Adam Cartwright Drama

Night Rider (by AC1830)

Summary – Adam is the Man in Black but he also is a Man of the Night. Many times we see him heading out for a ride after the sun has set. These vignettes explore some of the reasons he’s a Night Rider. 

WC – 2064, Rating – K

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Posted in Adam / Joe Hurt/Comfort

Control (by HarpistforHim)

Summary: After a run-in with a band of thieves, Adam and Joe find themselves three thousand dollars short and a long way from home. Things go from bad to worse when Adam realizes he might have gotten hit on the head a little harder than he’d originally thought. Finding your way home is difficult when you can’t see, though not nearly as challenging as hiding an injury from your baby brother.
Word Count: 2830 Rating: G

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Posted in Adam / Hoss Hurt/Comfort

Dock of the Bay (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: A dock, a boat, and a conversation between brothers. Tissue warning.

Rating: K

Word Count: 1,156

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Posted in Writing Challenges

2022 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament

Bonanza Brand Library is proud to present the 2022 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament entries for your reading enjoyment.  The authors have been revealed as of September 1, 2022.

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Posted in Alternate Universe Family

Party Hearty, a REALLY Lost Episode (by Robin)

Summary:  Another really lost episode. Rating: T Word Count:  3,181

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Posted in Family Humor Prequel

Throwing a Houlihan (by BluewindFarm)

Summary:  Chalk one more up to Little Joe and ‘cowboy-isms’.

Rating:  G  (1,525 words)

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Candy Canaday Drama Hurt/Comfort

Captive Heart – Cartwright Gals: A Romancing the Ponderosa Spinoff Book 2 (by millieshepherd)

Summary: Gabriella, the middle Cartwright stepdaughter, gets captured by outlaws and her family and fiancé, Candy Canaday search for her.

Rating: T

Word Count: 16,327

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Posted in Alternate Universe Crossover Joe Cartwright Mystery Prequel Writing Challenges

Enigma on the Ponderosa (by wx4rmk)

Summary: Mysterious things are happening on the Ponderosa and Little Joe is on a mission to figure them out by any means possible. Written for the 2022 Camp In The Pines. 

Rating: K / Word Count: 4897

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