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Gold Country 

The Ingalls and the Edwards strike gold on their Dakota claim and, as the men work at extracting the ore, Caroline and Grace start a school for the miners' children with the help of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Landon (uncredited)

Writer:

Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Landon ... Charles Ingalls
Karen Grassle ... Caroline Ingalls
Melissa Gilbert ... Laura Ingalls
Melissa Sue Anderson ... Mary Ingalls
Rachel Lindsay Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Sidney Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Richard Bull ... Nels Oleson (credit only)
Victor French ... Isaiah Edwards
Bonnie Bartlett ... Grace Snider Edwards
E.J. André ... Zachariah
Larry Pennell ... Ben Griffin
Wil Albert Wil Albert ... Mr. Delano
Larry Golden Larry Golden ... Reverend Phillips
Robert Forward Robert Forward ... Harlan
Brian Part Brian Part ... Carl Sanderson Edwards
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The Ingalls and the Edwards strike gold on their Dakota claim and, as the men work at extracting the ore, Caroline and Grace start a school for the miners' children with the help of the local minister, Reverend Phillips. But even as the families try to lead a normal life, greed, the bane of the gold rush, raises its ugly head. Caroline is alarmed when even Charles is unable to define how much gold is 'enough' and when Laura's discovery of an old miner's secret results in murder and betrayal the Walnut Grove residents begin to question their motives for staying any longer in this dangerous country. Written by shepherd1138

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TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gold Country See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Larry Golden plays the part of Rev.Phillips in this episode. Four years earlier he starred in the controversial opening episode of the final season of Bonanza, "Forever", as the evil villain who brutally murders the young wife of 'Little' Joe Cartwright, played by Michael Landon. See more »

Goofs

There is no physical evidence after Charles buried Zachariah beside Lorraine. See more »

Quotes

Caroline Ingalls: Charles, you're not going to work on the Lord's Day!
Charles Ingalls: The sooner we get rich, the sooner the Reverend will have the Lord's church. It's almost like doing the Lord's work, isn't it?
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Shall We Gather at the River
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Written by Robert Lowry
[sung by the congregation]
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Good bye, Mr. Edwards!
9 June 2013 | by mitchrmpSee all my reviews

In this conclusion to "Gold Country," we watch Charles really catch the fever. Even when a friend is murdered for his gold, Charles simply moves his family into town and continues on the hunt. Laura learns a very costly lesson about keeping her mouth shut when she reveals a secret that hurts a friend of hers.

Sometimes the lessons we learn are hard, but we usually remember them.

I'm a bit sad that this is the last episode with the Edwards family in it as they are. Soon, we'll see the Edwards again (next season, I believe), but never like they are here. Don't fear, though, because another great family moves into Walnut Grove and makes a bang of an appearance in the very next episode!


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