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Blind Journey: Part 1 

Mr. Standish buys the building that the Blind school has been housed in and wants to turn it into a hotel. He gives the blind school 30 days to move. Adam and Mary send a letter to Charles ... See full summary »


William F. Claxton


Blanche Hanalis (developed for television by), Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Landon ... Charles Ingalls
Karen Grassle ... Caroline Ingalls
Melissa Gilbert ... Laura Ingalls
Melissa Sue Anderson ... Mary Ingalls Kendall
Rachel Lindsay Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Sidney Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Richard Bull ... Nels Oleson
Katherine MacGregor ... Harriet Oleson
Alison Arngrim ... Nellie Oleson
Jonathan Gilbert ... Willie Oleson
Merlin Olsen ... Jonathan Garvey
Hersha Parady ... Alice Garvey
Patrick Labyorteaux ... Andrew 'Andy' Garvey (as Patrick Laborteaux)
Matthew Labyorteaux ... Albert Quinn Ingalls
Linwood Boomer ... Adam Kendall


Mr. Standish buys the building that the Blind school has been housed in and wants to turn it into a hotel. He gives the blind school 30 days to move. Adam and Mary send a letter to Charles telling them to alert them if they hear of an available place. Rev. Alden tells Charles that when he died, Lars Hansen left the deed to a big house in his care. It's too big to sell to one family so he hasn't been able to unload it, but it's perfectly big enough for a blind school. The church votes to clean it up and get it ready for the blind school to take it over. The Winoka school is joining with another school run by Mrs. Hester Sue Terhune. When she finds out that a Mrs. Terhune is coming with the Winoka blind school, mistaking her for another lady she once knew by the name of Terhune, Harriet makes the decision to join the blind school on their journey back to Walnut Grove. She also decides to buy herself a new bedroom suit and donates her old (perfectly good one) to Mrs. Terhune's bedroom at... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

27 November 1978 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Last appearance of David Hooks as blind school principal Mr Ames. He would return, in a different role, in the final season, two-part episode "The Wild Child". See more »


When Charles and Joe are going to Winoka you can see the wagon tracks from previous takes when the drive up and out of the river. See more »


Harriet Oleson: Oh for heaven's sake, don't you know your Bible? It explicitly says: "Look not upon me because I am black."
Nels Oleson: That's from the Song of Solomon, Harriet. It's supposed to be a love song, not hate propaganda. And the quotation goes on to say "I am black because the sun hath darkened me." And it also says "I am black, but beautiful."
Harriet Oleson: And that only goes to prove that even the Devil can quote the scriptures.
Nels Oleson: I know.
Nellie Oleson: Mother says that colored people are that way because they bare the mark of Cain and so ...
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Saving the blind school
2 August 2013 | by mitchrmpSee all my reviews

This episode starts out with an old character actor from last season: Joe Kagen. He wants to be a member of the church, but the council keeps voting against it. This time is different, however. One of the members changes his vote. It's really quite comical.

Actually, the beginning of this episode has a lot of Bible reference and really good spiritual thinking.

The remainder of this episode involves saving the blind school. The church votes to bring it to Harrison and used Mr. Hansen's old, big house. Charles and Joe (along with Harriet Oleson) go to rescue them.

There is a bit of a cliff-hanger at the end of this episode when Adam is bothered by water. Stay tuned! Another thing to look forward to is Harriet's meeting the actual Miss. Tahune...

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