by Michael Hofferber. Copyright © 2006. All rights reserved.
Oliver Wendell Douglas finds the Haney Place advertised in The Farm Gazette, which he picks up from a news stand while on a business trip to Chicago. Compelled by a deep-rooted urge, he decides to go have a look. To get there, he changes planes twice, takes a bus from the county seat to Pixley, then hops on a train known as "The Cannonball" for the last leg of his journey. When he gets off in the town of Hooterville, he breaks into song:
Green acres is the place to be,
Farm living is the life for me.
Dressed in an expensive three-piece suit, the Manhattan attorney with a Harvard Law School degree purchases the 160-acre farmstead and is determined, at last, to be the farmer of his dreams.
Land spreading out, so far and wide...
Continued at... Where Oliver Found His Place
Green Acres - The Complete First Season (1965-66)