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TV Guide 4/28/73The TV Guide cover for April 28, 1973.



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TIMELINE DESCRIPTION EPISODE SEASON/EPISODE
(probably April or May) 1933
  • The carnival folks are going to the Chicago World's Fair, which started May 27, 1933
The Carnival s1/e2
spring of 1933
  • It is the spring of the year because most cows birth in the spring of the year, as does Chance with Bullet
The Calf s1/e3
summer of 1933
  • Begins on Sunday, on a very hot, Virginia day
  • Baldwin sisters say that they last saw Matthew Fordwick during a family reunion twenty-one years ago in 1914 (thus, 1933)
The Sinner s1/e7
spring
  • (according to the episode it is spring sometime in the 1930s--it is assumed the year is 1933)
The Boy from the C.C.C. s1/e8
summer of the 1930s (assume it is 1933)
  • (according to the episode)
The Ceremony s1/e9
1933
  • According to the registration papers inside Tip's car, the year is 1933
The Legend s1/e10
fall
  • The time of the season is fall because the Waltons are picking apples
The Minstrel s1/e14
Spring of 1933
  • Uncle Cody visits the family from Cincinnati, Ohio
The Courtship s1/e18
Summer
  • A group of gypsies camp on Walton's Mountain
The Gypsies s1/e19
1934
  • The year is 1934 because fifty-five years ago, on on the sixteen of this month in 1879, Maggie and Michael MacKensie were married.
The Journey s2/e1
1934
  • The year is 1934 because John-Boy writes in his journal that it is the year 1934
The Separation s2/e3
Summer 1934
  • Mentioned in the introduction
The Roots s2/e5
Begins on a Sunday afternoon in August 1934
  • Mentioned in the introduction
The Prize s2/e7
Begins on the Saturday before Thanksgiving in November 1934
  • Mentioned in the introduction
The Thanksgiving Story s2/e10
Late fall
  • Mentioned in the introduction
The Ghost Story s2/e21
Late summer
  • After coming back from a picnic near Blue Rock Creek
The Conflict s3/e1
September 1934
  • John-Boy's first day of college
The First Day s3/e2
1934
  • The marathon dance
The Marathon s3/e9
Autumn of 1934
  • According to the introduction
The Book s3/e10
Fall of 1934
  • According to the introduction
The Departure s3/e12
Late in 1935
  • According to the introduction
The Venture s3/e24
Summer of 1936
  • John's 25th high school reunion
The Prophecy s4/e4
Summer of 1936
  • John's 25th high school reunion
The Prophecy s4/e4
Fall of 1936
  • Samuel Miller has returned to school after picking all the corn on his parent's farm
The Emergence s4/e9
Fall of 1936
  • According to the vet it is "one of the most beautiful fall days"
  • Grandma snaps string beans from the "last crop of the season"
The Loss s4/e10
December of 1936
  • The episode is based around the abdication of Edward VIII, which occurred on December 11, 1936
The Abdication s4/e11
End of summer
  • According to the introductory remarks by Earl Hamner, it is the end of summer
The Nurse s4/e13
Fall
  • According to the introductory remarks by Earl Hamner, it is autumn
The Intruders s4/e14
Summer
  • According to the introductory remarks by Earl Hamner, it is summer
The Search s4/e15
June or July (summer)
  • It is summer because Grandma says John-Boy is happy that summer vacation is almost here. It is around the end of June or the beginning of July because Mr. McCreary says the Methodist Church gets awfully hot in July and Ben says he doesn't have firecrackers to shoot off on the fourth of July.
The Fox s4/e17
1938
  • It is the year 1938 because Ben and Jim Bob see the movie The Dawn Patrol, which was released in 1938
  • This year seems to be a contradiction because The Fledgling s4/e23 is set in 1936
The Quilting s4/e21
1936
  • According to the introduction by Earl Hamner, the year is 1936
  • The Jefferson County Fair is about to be held. Fairs are usually held in the fall in celebration of the harvest
  • The movie One Hundred Men and a Girl that Ike and Corabeth watch, along with Mike Paxton, was released in 1937. NOTE: There seems to be a discrepancy with the introductory remarks about the year being 1936
The Fledgling s4/e23
1936
  • According to the introduction by Earl Hamner, the year is 1936
The Collision s4/e24
1937
  • According to the introduction by Earl Hamner, the year is 1937
The Comeback s5/e3
1937
  • According to the introduction and because the movie Captains Courageous was released in 1937, the year is 1937
The Firestorm s5/e5
1937
  • According to the introduction, the year is 1937
The Nightwalker s5/e6
Around May 6, 1937
  • The Hindenburg burned on May 6, 1937
The Inferno s5/e19
1942
  • According to the wedding album that John gives Ben and Cindy on their wedding day
The Outsider s7/e20
Around April 12, 1945
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945
The Outrage s9/e1
October 3, 1945
  • The Dew Drop Inn would reopen--October 3,1945
The Whirlwind s9/e8
May 10, 1946
  • The woman whom Cindy thought might be her mother carried a box--the date on the box was written ---5/10/1946
The Carousel s9/e10
June 4, 1946
  • Showed the date of the invitation to the Baldwin Reunion Party--June 4,1946 (this episode was initially shown June 4,1981
The Revel s9/e21

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