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The Waltons: Founders' Day

As Jason struggles to complete his composition for his final exam, his family continually interrupts his work. When he goes to the Baldwin’s home in an attempt to find peace and quiet, the sisters are having a discussion about who should be entrusted with the recipe after they’re gone. At this point, they suggest the mountain should organize a celebration to honor the pioneers who first came to the mountain. Things get sticky when the sisters and Ike find documents that show each of their ancestors were the first to settle on Walton’s mountain, causing Ike and the Baldwin’s to want change the name of the mountain. Luckily, things get settled when Grandma brings out an old family journal showing once and for all that the Walton’s were the first to arrive on the mountain. After this, the Baldwin’s decide to have the celebration at the Walton home. Meanwhile, when Jason is able to finish his musical piece, his professor isn’t thrilled that it has a mountain sound to it. The professor then changes his mind on it when he arrives for the celebration and praises Jason for the job he did on it.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 7x24
Airdate: Thursday March 22nd, 1979

Director: Ralph Waite
Writer: Kathleen Hite

Guest Stars
Hank StohlHank Stohl
voiced The Radio Announcer
Helen KleebHelen Kleeb
As Mamie Baldwin
John Phillip DaytonJohn Phillip Dayton
As Music Student
Mary JacksonMary Jackson
As Emily Baldwin
Dean JaggerDean Jagger
As Professor Bowen
Episode Notes
This episode is one of six episodes that doesn't have "The" its title.

This episode marks Ellen Corby's last appearance as a series regular; she'd only return the following season on a recurring basis.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEarl Hamner, Jr.
Executive ProducerEarl Hamner, Jr.
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