A meeting at Shiloh of the local ranchers erupts into a shouting and pushing match as they argue about how to handle their traditional route to market being blocked by the homesteaders. The detour adds 50 miles hurting the cattle and taking more time. Tom Tallman and his foreman Abe Yeager are the most vocal about fighting while Clay wants to avoid a range war saying the homesteaders have a right to be there. Tallman allows Yeager to hire Jed Matthews for his gun to come to Medicine Bow to fight homesteaders blocking the pass. Jed arrives in Medicine Bow and sees Trampas an old friend from ten years earlier. Trampas introduces Jed to the attractive Abby Keefer who is a sister of the homesteader Ken Keefer. Tallman has Jed go to work at Shiloh to spy on their plans as the ranchers have differing views on how to handle the problem. Abby falls for Jed as the two continue to meet forcing him to choose sides in the dispute. Keefer's barn is burned by ranchers but Clay and other ranchers ...
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This is the first episode with John McIntire in the initial ride in credits in place of Charles Bickford who passed away. See more