Steve asks The Virginian about the abandoned Peterson place that is now part of Shiloh. The questions causes The Virginian to flash back to its history and his introduction to Shiloh seven years earlier. He was riding across Shiloh when two Shiloh hands shoot his horse out from under him suspecting him to be a gunman for Peterson. He befriends a Peterson hand in Medicine Bow so Peterson hires him against the wishes of the foreman Hugh Stager. A feud has heated up between Peterson and Garth although neither man wants it or knows why. Steger is engaged to Peterson's daughter Maria and wants a range war to gain control over Peterson's ranch and Shiloh. He resorts to shooting Peterson and The Virginian. However, The Virginian who Maria is fond of survives and returns to confront Hugh and his men.
Did You Know?
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During the barroom brawl, the two saloon ladies can be seen fighting at the bottom of the staircase. The camera move off of them momentarily and when it returns they have disappeared (though there are other men fighting in the same place). See more