At one point the Virginia City School has 56 students.
Henry P. Quince is the Territorial Representative to Washington D.C.
Albert's full name is Albert Abraham Michaelson. He is also called by his nickname, Mike.
Ben is a member of the school board.
Hoss: (about Albert) Well Pa, it seems the boy ain't interested in the ranch. The thing he's interested in is books. I ain't never seen one for reading like that boy.
Adam: Mike, they're the most important thing of all. Without them, all the books...your brains...all the light, well might as well not even exist. Without people...there's nothing.
Ben: You really don't understand, do you? Oh, you will. You all will. As I did, finally.
German episode title: "Kleine Leute - große Leute", meaning "Little Guys - Big Guys".
Lorne Greene narrates at the end of the episode, revealing that Albert would become the first American award the Nobel Prize.
Featured Cartwright: Ben and Adam
Albert Abraham Michelson (1852-1931) - Awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1907.