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Season 1

1.01 A Harvest Of Friends  (2)

1.02 Country Girls  (3)

1.03 100 Mile Walk  (4)

1.04 Mr. Edwards' Homecoming  (5)

1.05 The Love Of Johnny Johnson  (6)

1.06 If I Should Wake Before I Die  (7)

1.07 Town Party – Country Party  (8)

1.08 Ma's Holiday  (9)

1.09 School Mom  (10)

1.10 The Racoon  (11)

1.11 The Voice Of Tinker Jones  (12)

1.12 The Award  (13)

1.13 The Lord Is My Shepherd  (14 - 2 hours)

1.14 Christmas At Plum Creek  (15)

1.15 Family Quarrel  (16)

1.16 Doctor's Lady  (17)

1.17 Plague  (18)

1.18 Circus Man  (19)

1.19 Child Of Pain  (20)

1.20 Money Crop  (21)

1.21 Survival  (22)

1.22 To See The World  (23)

1.23 Founder's Day  (24)

Season 1 DVD cover

Starring: Michael Landon (1-11,121,13-23), Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson, Lindsay Sidney Greenbush2 (1-21,233). Executive Producer: Michael Landon. Produced by John Hawkins (1,3,5,7,9,11,12,14-23), Winston Miller (2,4,6,8,10,13). Developed for Television by Blanche Hanalis. Based Upon the "Little House" Series of Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

The Town: Richard Bull (Mr. Oleson 1,2,6-20,23), Kevin Hagen (Dr. Baker 1,4,6,9,10,13,15-20,23), Katherine MacGregor4 (Mrs. Oleson 1,2,6,7,9,11,13-20,23), Karl Swenson (Mr. Hanson 1,3,4,6,9,11,13,15-20,22,23), Dabbs Greer (Reverend Alden 1,4,65,11-13,15,17,19,23), Charlotte Stewart (Miss Beadle 2,5,6,9-13,17,19).

David Rose (Music), Kent McCray (Associate Producer), Ward Hawkins (Story Editor 12,14-23), Ted Voigtländer A.S.C. (Director of Photography 1,4,6,9,10,13-15,17,20,22), Haskell Boggs A.S.C. (Director of Photography 2,3,5,7,8,11,12,16,18,19,21,23), Trevor Williams (Art Director 1-7,13), Walter M. Jefferies (Art Director 8-12,14-23), George Watters A.C.E. (Editor 1,4,6), John Loeffler (Editor 2,3,5,7,11-13,16,18,19,21,23), Robert Gutknecht (Editor 8,9), Jerry Taylor (Editor 10,14,15,17,20,22), Dennis Peeples (Set Decoration 1-7,13), Don Webb (Set Decoration 8-12,14-23), Miles S. Middough (Assistant Director 1,4,6,9,10,13-15,17,20,22), Maury Dexter (Assistant Director 2,3,5,7,8,11,12,16,18,19,21,23), Edward R. Morse (Casting), Marvin Coil A.C.E. (Supervising Editor), Allan Snyder S.M.A. (Makeup), Larry Germain C.H.S. (Hair Stylist), Andy Matyasi (Men's Costumer), Richalene Kelsay (Women's Costumer), Edna Bullock (Music Editor), Edward P. Ancona Jr. (Color Consultant), Charles Knight (Sound Recording), Dave Dockendorf (Sound Recording 1,3-23), Photographed with Panavision Equipment®, Processed by Consolidated Film Industries, An NBC Production In Association with Ed Friendly.

Copyright © MCMLXXIV [1974] by National Broadcasting Company, Inc. (1-16)
Copyright © MCMLXXV [1975] by National Broadcasting Company, Inc. (17-23)

1 Only appears in long-shot in episode 12, possibly a double.
2 Carrie is played jointly by twin actresses Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush.
3 Credited across all episodes, but only appears in those indicated.
4 aka Scottie MacGregor.
5 Voice-over only on episode 6.

A Harvest Of Friends

Episode# 1.01 (2)1
Teleplay by John Hawkins and William Putman, story by John Hawkins
Directed by Michael Landon
Broadcast September 11, 1974, NBC

Guest Star: Ramon Bieri (Liam O'Neil). Jim Jeter (Hans Dorfler), Hal Burton (Driver). Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster)2, Jack Lilley (Townsman)3, Cindy Moore (Tall Schoolgirl)3, Larry Moran (Boy)3.

1 This is the first episode for Richard Bull (Nels Oleson), Kevin Hagen (Dr. Baker), Katherine MacGregor (Harriet Oleson), Karl Swenson (Mr. Hanson) and Dabbs Greer (Reverend Alden).
2 Uncredited on episode's titles.
3 Uncredited on episode's titles; these entries have been taken from the Internet Movie Database and have not been verified.

The Ingalls settle on the banks of Plum Creek in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, where the family live in a temporary sod house while Charles builds a permanent cabin. In order to set up the farm, Charles must take on several jobs at once. He even commits to surrendering his oxen if he fails to complete one of his projects by an agreed date. When Charles is injured during a family picnic, he can no longer carry out his responsibilities. The children attempt to do the work alone until the men of Walnut Grove pitch in to complete the job.

Little House On The Prairie title card
Michael Landon as Charles Ingalls

Country Girls

Episode# 1.02 (3)1
Written by Juanita Bartlett
Directed by William F. Claxton
Broadcast September 18, 1974, NBC

Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson)1, Tracie Savage (Christy Kennedy), Jonathan Gilbert2 (Willie Oleson)1, Robert Hoffman (Sandy Kennedy), Georgia Schmidt (Mrs. Grandy). Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster)3.

1 This is the first episode for Charlotte Stewart (Miss Beadle/Mrs. Simms), Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson/Dalton) and Jonathan Gilbert (Willie Oleson).
2 Jonathan Gilbert is the brother of Melissa Gilbert (who plays Laura).
3 Uncredited on episode's titles.

Mary and Laura begin school at Walnut Grove and meet their schoolmistress, Miss Beadle. While Caroline learns how to deal with Harriet Oleson, the supercilious owner of the local store, Laura learns how to deal with the Olesons' spoiled daughter, Nellie. When all the children have to write a speech for a school open day, Laura suffers from writer's block, but on the day she rises to the occasion by reciting her composition straight from memory.

Miss Beadle helps Laura with her reading
Nellie Oleson

100 Mile Walk

Episode# 1.03 (4)
Written by Ward Hawkins
Directed by William F. Claxton
Broadcast September 25, 1974, NBC

Guest Stars: Don Knight (Jack Peters), Richard O. Hurst (Jacob Jacobsen). Co-Starring: Celia Kaye1 (Willa Sweeney) and Eve Brent (Elma Jacobsen), Bill Zuckert (Tom Cassidy), Lance Kerwin (Danny Peters), Dee Anne (Peggy Peters), Terry Lumley (Connie Faraday), Joe Haworth (Williams), Max Power (Konig). Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster)2, Clay Greenbush3 (School Kid)4, Martha Manor (Townswoman)4.

1 aka Celia Milius.
2 Uncredited on episode's titles.
3 Clay Greenbush is the brother of Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush (who play Carrie).
4 Uncredited on episode's titles; these entries have been taken from the Internet Movie Database and have not been verified.

A hailstorm ruins most of the Ingalls' wheat crop. Charles is forced to leave home and take some quarry work called "double jacking", an alarming drilling procedure with sledgehammers that leaves no room for error. Later, one of Charles' workmates, Jack Peters, is killed in a blasting accident. Meanwhile, back In Walnut Grove, Caroline takes charge and gets the women and kids to join forces and harvest the remaining crop. On returning home, it is left to Charles to break the news of Jack Peters' death to his wife and son.

Charles does dangerous work in the quarry
Karen Grassle as Caroline Ingalls

Mr. Edward’s Homecoming

Episode# 1.04 (5)1
Written by Joel Murcott
Directed by Michael Landon
Broadcast October 2, 1974, NBC

Guest Star: Victor French (Mr. Edwards). Co-Starring: Bonnie Bartlett (Grace Snider)2 and Robert Swan (Bartender), Lloyd "Sunshine" Parker (Driver). Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster)3.

1 The apostrophe is in the wrong place on this episode's title, but that is how it is done on the credits.
2 This is the first episode for Bonnie Bartlett as Grace Snider/Edwards.
3 Uncredited on episode's titles.

In Mankato, Charles encounters an old friend, Isaiah Edwards, in the middle of a drunken bar brawl. He takes him back to Walnut Grove and gets him work at the town mill. While helping Laura overcome tonsillitis, Edwards falls for the postmistress, a widow named Grace Snider – a relationship which is encouraged by Charles and Caroline. However, the courting pair first has to resolve a disagreement over their religious views after Edwards reveals he doesn't believe in God. However, a quiet word from Caroline makes Edwards change his outlook.

Mill owner, Mr. Hanson, with Mr. Edwards
Mr. Edwards woos the widow Grace Snider

The Love Of Johnny Johnson

Episode# 1.05 (6)
Written by Gerry Day
Directed by William F. Claxton
Broadcast October 9, 1974, NBC

Guest Star: Mitch Vogel (Johnny Johnson). Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson), Jimmy McNichol (Harry Baker), Tracie Savage (Christy Kennedy). Jonathan Gilbert1 (Willie Oleson)2, Clay Greenbush3 (School Kid)4, Cindy Moore (Tall Schoolgirl)4.

1 Jonathan Gilbert is the brother of Melissa Gilbert (who plays Laura).
2 Uncredited on episode's titles.
3 Clay Greenbush is the brother of Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush (who play Carrie).
4 Uncredited on episode's titles; these entries have been taken from the Internet Movie Database and have not been verified.

Laura has a crush on a new boy in school named Johnny Johnson but he only wants to be her platonic friend. Conversely, he is attracted to Mary but she has no interest in him. Laura's jealousy leads to an argument between the two sisters, and they fall out. Eventually Charles explains to Laura that someday she, like Mary, will have many beaus vying for her.

Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls
Mitch Vogel as Johnny Johnson

If I Should Wake Before I Die

Episode# 1.06 (7)
Written by Harold Swanton
Directed by Victor French
Broadcast October 23, 1974, NBC

Guest Stars: Josephine Hutchinson (Amy Hearn), Ruth McDevitt (Maddie). Co-Starring: Henry Olek (Father Gorman), Betty Lynn (Bridget), Brett Parker (Sean), Herman Poppe (Andy) and Janice Carroll (Mother), Robin Muir (Maureen). Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster)1, Sean Marshall (Boy Feigning Sickness)2.

1 Uncredited on episode's titles.
2 Uncredited on episode's titles; this entry has been taken from the Internet Movie Database and has not been verified.

Amy Hearn, an elderly woman, feels lonely after the death of her closest friend and is convinced that her relatives will only bother to next show up when she dies. She enlists the help of Charles and Doctor Baker in faking her own death and subsequently making a surprise appearance at her own wake – where she chides her assembled family for not visiting her more often.

The lonely Amy Hearn
Charles and Dr. Baker are not keen to be involved

Town Party – Country Party

Episode# 1.07 (8)
Written by Juanita Bartlett
Directed by Alf Kjellin
Broadcast October 30, 1974, NBC

Co-Starring: Kim Richards (Olga Nordstrom), Jan Merlin (Jon Nordstrom), Maya Van Horn (Helga Nordstrom), Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson), Tracie Savage (Christy Kennedy), Michelle Christie (Cassie), Jonathan Gilbert1 (Willie Oleson). Cindy Moore (Tall Schoolgirl)2.

1 Jonathan Gilbert is the brother of Melissa Gilbert (who plays Laura).
2 Uncredited on episode's titles; this entry has been taken from the Internet Movie Database and has not been verified.

Olga, a girl crippled from birth with one leg shorter than the other, is teased by Nellie and left out of the other kids' games. Olga's surly father would rather withdraw the girl completely from society, but Charles helps out by making her a special orthopedic shoe to compensate for her short leg. When Olga's father sees her playing happily with the other children, he is forced to revise his attitude.

Poor little Olga Nordstrom
The teasing Nellie Oleson

Ma’s Holiday

Episode# 1.08 (9)
Written by Dale Eunson
Directed by Leo Penn
Broadcast November 6, 1974, NBC

Guest Star: Victor French (Mr. Edwards). Co-Starring: Bonnie Bartlett (Grace Snider), Olive Dunbar (Saleslady) and Norma Connolly (Mrs. Kirkwood), Walter O. Miles (Man at Theatre). June Foray (Girls' Voices in Play)1.

1 Uncredited on episode's titles; this entry has been taken from the Internet Movie Database and has not been verified.

While on a second honeymoon with Charles in Mankato, Caroline can't help worrying about what's happening back home in Walnut Grove where Mr. Edwards is finding that looking after three energetic little girls is not as easy as it seems. But, in the end, Mr. Edwards' impromptu mix of wild play and tall tales proves highly popular with the girls (although they are less keen on his rattlesnake stew).

Mr. Edwards with Carrie
Laura and Mary say their prayers

School Mom

Episode# 1.09 (10)
Teleplay by Ward Hawkins, story by Jean Rouverol
Directed by William F. Claxton
Broadcast November 13, 1974, NBC

Guest Stars: Dirk Blocker (Abel Makay), Kelly Thordsen (Baker Makay). Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson), Tracie Savage (Christy Kennedy), Jimmy McNichol (Harry), Jonathan Gilbert1 (Willie Oleson), Robert Hoffman (Sandy Kennedy). Cindy Moore (Tall Schoolgirl)2.

1 Jonathan Gilbert is the brother of Melissa Gilbert (who plays Laura).
2 Uncredited on episode's titles; this entry has been taken from the Internet Movie Database and has not been verified.

When Miss Beadle is injured and ordered to rest, Caroline Ingalls takes over as substitute teacher and takes a special interest in helping an older student, Abel Makay, learn to read. When Mrs. Oleson's derision causes Abel to walk out of school, Caroline and the students both "resign" and refuse to return until the boy comes back and gives things a second chance.

Abel Makay learns to read
The interfering Harriet Oleson

The Racoon

Episode# 1.10 (11)1
Written by Joseph Bonaduce
Directed by William F. Claxton
Broadcast November 20, 1974, NBC

Featuring: Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson), Tracie Savage (Christy Kennedy), Robert Hoffman (Sandy Kennedy), Jonathan Gilbert2 (Willie Oleson). Cindy Moore (Tall Schoolgirl)3.

1 Contrary to popular belief, "Racoon" is a legitimate alternate spelling of "Raccoon".
2 Jonathan Gilbert is the brother of Melissa Gilbert (who plays Laura).
3 Uncredited on episode's titles; this entry has been taken from the Internet Movie Database and has not been verified.

After her doll gets broken, Laura adopts a baby racoon, that she names Jasper, as a substitute. Pa doesn't really want a wild animal around the house but, under pressure, agrees to Laura keeping it in the barn. However, the racoon bites Laura and then runs away. Doctor Baker confirms the family's fear that Laura might be incubating rabies... until Jasper eventually returns and is adjudged rabies-free.

Laura holds Jasper the racoon
Doctor Baker has grim news

The Voice Of Tinker Jones

Episode# 1.11 (12)
Written by Tony Kayden and Michael Russnow
Directed by Leo Penn
Broadcast December 4, 1974, NBC

Guest Stars: Chuck McCann (Tinker Jones), Wayne Heffley (Mr. Kennedy). Co-Starring: Eileen Ryan (Mrs. Kennedy). Featuring: Jim Jeter (Hans Dorfler), Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson), Tracie Savage (Christy Kennedy), Jimmy McNichol (Harry). Jonathan Gilbert1 (Willie Oleson)2, Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster)2, Robert Hoffman (Sandy Kennedy)3, Cindy Moore (Tall Schoolgirl)3, Sean Penn (Kid)3.

1 Jonathan Gilbert is the brother of Melissa Gilbert (who plays Laura).
2 Uncredited on episode's titles.
3 Uncredited on episode's titles; these entries have been taken from the Internet Movie Database and have not been verified.

Town opinion becomes sharply divided when Mrs. Oleson offers to buy a bell for the church on the condition that she is permitted to put up a plaque crediting herself. Hurt by the disagreement, which he feels he caused, Reverend Alden resigns. The situation is saved when a local tinker steps in and forges a bell helped by the local children who even donate some of their toys to ensure there is enough metal.

Tinker Jones saves the day
Yes, that's Sean Penn on the left!

The Award

Episode# 1.12 (13)
Written by Michael Landon
Directed by William F. Claxton
Broadcast December 11, 1974, NBC

Featuring: Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson), Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster). Jonathan Gilbert1 (Willie Oleson)2, Cindy Moore (Tall Schoolgirl)3, Victor French (Mr. Edwards)4.

1 Jonathan Gilbert is the brother of Melissa Gilbert (who plays Laura).
2 Uncredited on episode's titles.
3 Uncredited on episode's titles; this entry has been taken from the Internet Movie Database and has not been verified.
4 Uncredited on episode's titles. Only appears in long-shot, possibly a double.

While studying for a test – for which the prize is a deluxe dictionary – Mary accidentally knocks over an oil lamp in the barn and starts a fire. Caroline, livid with her, punishes Mary by forbidding her from taking the test. Caroline eventually realizes she has over-reacted and mother and daughter are reconciled.

Mary is in awe of the prize dictionary
Mary studies in the barn by oil lamp

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Episode# 1.13 (14) – 2 hours
Written by Michael Landon
Directed by Michael Landon
Broadcast December 18, 1974, NBC

Guest Stars: Ernest Borgnine (Jonathan), Victor French (Mr. Edwards). Co-Starring: Bonnie Bartlett (Grace Snider), Bill Cort (Dr. Mayo) and Jim Jeter (Hans Dorfler), Laurie Lusher (Nurse). Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster)1, Larry Moran (Boy)2.

1 Uncredited on episode's titles.
2 Uncredited on episode's titles; this entry has been taken from the Internet Movie Database and has not been verified.

Laura is jealous of the attention Charles shows his newborn son. When the baby becomes gravely ill and dies, Laura feels guilty about her attitude and runs away high into the mountains to pray for a miracle to bring the boy back. There she meets an angel-like figure, Jonathan, who looks after her. After a frantic search, Charles finds the girl safe and sound, but Jonathan has now mysteriously vanished into thin air...

The Ingalls await a happy event
Tragedy strikes Charles and Caroline
Laura prays on the mountain
Ernest Borgnine as the seraphic Jonathan

Christmas At Plum Creek

Episode# 1.14 (15)
Written by Arthur Heinemann
Directed by William F. Claxton
Broadcast December 25, 1974, NBC

Featuring: Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson), Queenie Smith (Mrs. Whipple), Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster).

It's Christmas and Laura wants to buy something expensive for her mother but has to come up with a way to get enough money. The girl settles on a new stove on sale in the mercantile but, to pay for it, she has to sell her pony, Bunny, to the Olesons. However, Charles has his eye on the exact same present! Meanwhile, Mary makes her father a new shirt in secret. Even little Carrie uses her only penny to buy a special decoration to crown the Christmas tree.

The Ingalls' house at Christmas
Carrie Ingalls enjoying Christmas Day

Family Quarrel

Episode# 1.15 (16)
Written by Ward Hawkins
Directed by William F. Claxton
Broadcast January 15, 19751,2, NBC

Guest Stars: Richard Bull (Mr. Oleson), Katherine MacGregor3 (Mrs. Oleson). Featuring: Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster), Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson), Jonathan Gilbert4 (Willie Oleson).

1 I can find no original evidence that this episode was aired on January 8, 1975, as suggested by e.g. Wikipedia; a re-run of 100 Mile Walk was shown.
2 Doctor's Lady was billed erroneously for this date in a few areas in original listings.
3 aka Scottie MacGregor.
4 Jonathan Gilbert is the brother of Melissa Gilbert (who plays Laura).

The Olesons quarrel – Nels walks out on Harriet and goes to live in a hotel. Reverend Alden tries to act as peacemaker to bring the two back together, but fails, as does a plan by Dr. Baker and Mr. Hanson. However, Charles and Caroline Ingalls are separately able to make both Olesons see what they are losing, and the pair are reconciled. Once reunited, it isn't long before the couple settle back into their bickering ways.

Harriet Oleson in full swing
Nels loses the argument

Doctor’s Lady

Episode# 1.16 (17)
Teleplay by Arthur Heinemann, story by Arthur Heinemann and Ann Beckett
Directed by Lewis Allen
Broadcast January 22, 19751, NBC

Guest Stars: Anne Archer (Kate Thorvald), Kevin Hagen (Dr. Baker). Featuring: Douglas Dirkson (Mr. Olafsen), Bea Morris (Mrs. Olafsen), Steven Kunze (Olafsen Boy). Hal Burton (Townsman on Horse)2, Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster)3.

1 This episode was billed erroneously for January 15, 1975, in a few areas in original listings. This is reflected by some sources, e.g. Wikipedia.
2 Uncredited on episode's titles; this entry has been taken from the Internet Movie Database and has not been verified.
3 Uncredited on episode's titles.

The Olesons' niece, Kate Thorvald, comes to visit from Chicago and she and Doctor Baker fall in love and then get engaged. However, they both become increasingly aware of the age difference between them, and they reluctantly decide to end their May-to-December relationship, and Kate returns to Chicago.

Anne Archer as Kate Thorvald
Dr. Baker feels his age

Plague

Episode# 1.17 (18)
Teleplay by Michael Landon, story by William Keys and Michael Landon
Directed by William F. Claxton
Broadcast January 29, 19751, NBC

Guest Stars: Victor French (Mr. Edwards), Matt Clark (Eric Boulton). Co-Starring: Robert Foulk (Peterson), Bill Quinn (Carl Harper), Ivy Bethune (Alice Harper). Featuring: Helen Clark (Sylvie Boulton), Bradley Greene (Paul Boulton), Leslie Landon2 (Leslie). Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson)3, Jonathan Gilbert4 (Willie Oleson)3.

1 Sources (e.g. Epguides) which list Circus Man for this date would seem to be incorrect.
2 Leslie Landon is the daughter of Michael Landon.
3 Uncredited on episode's titles.
4 Jonathan Gilbert is the brother of Melissa Gilbert (who plays Laura).

Walnut Grove is swept by a devastating outbreak of typhus and all families are quarantined to their houses. Charles helps Doctor Baker and Reverend Alden form a makeshift hospital in the church. Mr. Edwards is brought in sick, but something he says helps Charles and Doc Baker track down the source of the disease – rat-infested cornmeal.

Doctor Baker and Reverend Alden must fight the plague
Dealing with the rats

Circus Man

Episode# 1.18 (19)
Teleplay by Ward Hawkins, story by Preston Wood and Ward Hawkins
Directed by Victor French
Broadcast February 5, 19751, NBC

Guest Star: Red Buttons (O'Hara).

1 Sources (e.g. Epguides) which list Plague for this date would seem to be incorrect.

A traveling circus man, O'Hara, comes to stay with the Ingalls and attempts to convince everybody that he has magic healing remedies. Mrs. Oleson's life is placed in peril when she lets O'Hara's treat her appendicitis. Laura, too, has to learn a lesson when she believes O'Hara has cured an injured Jack the dog.

Red Buttons as O'Hara
O'Hara captivates the girls

Child Of Pain

Episode# 1.19 (20)
Written by John Meston
Directed by Victor French
Broadcast February 12, 1975, NBC

Guest Star: Harris Yulin (John Stewart). Co-Starring: Johnny Lee (Graham Stewart), Wayne Heffley (Mr. Kennedy). Featuring: Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson), Jonathan Gilbert1 (Willie Oleson). Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster)2.

1 Jonathan Gilbert is the brother of Melissa Gilbert (who plays Laura).
2 Uncredited on episode's titles.

Teacher Miss Beadle brings in a boy, Graham Stewart, to see Dr. Baker. They discover the boy is being beaten by John, his alcoholic father, but the town council is powerless to act. After a particularly brutal incident, John breaks down and accepts he needs help. Graham goes to live with Caroline and the girls while Charles stays alone with John and manages the difficult task of drying him out.

Graham Stewart's injuries are inspected by Dr. Baker
John Stewart tries to kick the bottle

Money Crop

Episode# 1.20 (21)
Teleplay by Ward Hawkins, story by John Meston
Directed by Leo Penn
Broadcast February 19, 1975, NBC

Guest Stars: Alan Fudge (Joseph Coulter), Art Lund (Tom Jorgenson). Co-Starring: Julie Cobb (Trudy Coulter), Wayne Heffley (Mr. Kennedy), John Alderson (Henry Holbrook), Lew Brown (Leadbettor), Ted Gehring (Ed Stacy). Featuring: John Pickard (Constable), Jocelyn Brando (Woman). Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster)1, Sean Penn (Kid)2.

1 Uncredited on episode's titles.
2 Uncredited on episode's titles; this entry has been taken from the Internet Movie Database and has not been verified.

Joe Coulter, a newcomer to Walnut Grove, convinces his neighbors to invest in growing a new type of corn. While he is on the way back with the seed that has been ordered, he has an accident and is trapped underneath his wagon. The waiting farmers start to believe Joe has vanished with their money, but Charles is convinced something is wrong, sets out, and eventually manages to rescue him.

Joe Coulter is trapped under his wagon
Charles Ingalls to the rescue!

Survival

Episode# 1.21 (22)
Teleplay by John Hawkins, story by John Hawkins and Preston Wood
Directed by William F. Claxton
Broadcast February 26, 1975, NBC

Guest Stars: Jack Ging (Marshal Anders), Robert Tessier (Jack Lame Horse). Featuring: Carl Pitti (Deputy Hill).

While returning after a trip, the Ingalls are trapped at a remote cabin by an unexpected blizzard. Charles nearly dies while out hunting for food, but he is saved by an Indian, Jack Lame Horse. Meanwhile, a hate-filled marshal, who is hunting the Indian, has taken shelter with Caroline and the girls. When the Indian helps everybody stay alive in the freezing conditions, the marshal sees the error of his ways and lets the Indian go.

Jack Lame Horse
The nasty Marshal Anders

To See The World

Episode# 1.22 (23)
Written by Gerry Day
Directed by Michael Landon
Broadcast March 5, 1975, NBC

Guest Stars: Victor French (Mr. Edwards), Mitch Vogel (Johnny Johnson), Jane Alice Brandon (Mimi Monroe). Co-Starring: James Griffith (Dandy Davis), Bob Hoy (Ben Slick). Featuring: Hal Bokar (Hector Johnson), Michael Ross (Squint), Jim Boles (Eldred Miller), Olan Soulé (Ticket Agent), Alvin Hammer (Mr. Quint), Leonard Barr (Proprietor), John Hawkins (Fat John).

Johnny Johnson has an argument with his father and leaves home to broaden his horizons accompanied by Mr. Edwards. In Mankato, Johnny's eyes are opened by gambling and loose women. In the end, Mr. Edwards secretly pays a gold-digger, into whose clutches Johnny has fallen, to persuade him to return home.

Johnny with Mimi Monroe
Mr. Edwards with Johnny Johnson, played by Mitch Vogel

Founder’s Day

Episode# 1.23 (24)
Teleplay by Ward Hawkins and John Hawkins, story by Byron Twiggs and Ward Hawkins
Directed by William F. Claxton
Broadcast May 7, 1975, NBC

Guest Star: Forrest Tucker (Jim Tyler). Co-Starring: Ann Doran (Helen Tyler), Wayne Heffley (Mr. Kennedy). Featuring: Georgia Schmidt (Mrs. Grandy), Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson), Jonathan Gilbert1 (Willie Oleson). Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster)2, Clay Greenbush3 (School Kid)4, Cindy Moore (Tall Jump Roping Girl [sic])4, Larry Moran (Boy)4, Maggie Munro (Girl)4, Tracie Savage (Christy Kennedy)4.

1 Jonathan Gilbert is the brother of Melissa Gilbert (who plays Laura).
2 Uncredited on episode's titles.
3 Clay Greenbush is the brother of Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush (who play Carrie).
4 Uncredited on episode's titles; these entries have been taken from the Internet Movie Database and have not been verified.

At the Walnut Grove Founder's Day, the whole Ingalls family joins in the fun: Mary enters the skipping contest; Laura, the hoop-rolling; Caroline, the pie-baking; and both Laura and Caroline enter the three-legged race. Charles is partnered against an aging and declining – but rather big-headed — lumberjack called Jim Tyler in the log-chopping contest. Encouraged by Tyler's wife, Charles uses a blunt axe in the final so Tyler can be the victor and keep his self-respect.

Laura competes in a hoop race
Forrest Tucker as Jim Tyler
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