What year was the tv show Bonanza, supposed to equate to, when the show was made,I was thinking around 1902,am i close?
No sorry - not 1902. Bonanza was actually set around 1860 - when the great silver mines were starting in the west and very close to the start of the Civil War. There were a number of episodes relating to the Civil War and some set after the war and dealing with soldiers.
I hope this helps.