A young man with no experience takes on the position as the new law man in a town. After a rocky start a chance encounter with the Lone Ranger and some encouraging words see the young man become surprisingly good at the job
The Lone Ranger and Tonto arrive at an Indian village which is in conflict after the arrival of a college educated Indian amongst them. The Lone Ranger must try to bring peace to the group and allow them to move forward in developing the country around them.
When Don Pedro O'Sullivan tries to return to Mexico to battle an army colonel who is ruling his district according to his own whims, the petty dictator sends his henchmen to intercept and eliminate the aging gentleman. After thwarting one attempt on Don Pedro's life, the Lone Ranger and Tonto disguise themselves as the Don and his valet in order to lure the owlhoots into pursuing them instead. The two heroes succeed all to well, as the assassins capture them and the Don's daughter, and plan to have them all shot by a firing squad.
The Lone Ranger and Tonto find an injured man who is building a school house on his own. They learn from him that the school is the project of an Indian girl who wanted to have a school for Indians. She was given $10,000 to help build the school but two men, one of whom is an Indian who worked for her, killed her and took the gold. It seems like they encountered the men previously. The Indian is still out there but the other one had been caught and is going to be hanged that day. Tonto goes to the town to get a wagon for the injured man. But the lawyer of the man ...
A Chinese laundryman who is a friend of the Ranger's, is expecting his bride from China who is arriving. But she's taken by some men in masks. Later the Ranger and Tonto arrive and learn that she was abducted by bigots who wants their friend to leave town. So they set a trap for them so they can find out who they are and hopefully where they are holding her.
The Lone Ranger and Tonto capture three criminals. The problem is it is a 5 day ride to the nearest town. Somehow the pair must stay on track to the town while making sure the criminals don't try to kill them.
After the Cameron gang is captured and jailed, the question of all the gold they stole remains unanswered. Tonto agrees to pose as a convict to try an infiltrate the gang and get clues to where the gold is.
The Lone Ranger and Tonto arrive in Cottonwood in time to see a law reformer gunned down by an outlaw. The mood in the town is such that the Lone Ranger has to also protect the outlaw from outraged citizens.
The Lone Ranger and Tonto capture two renegade Indians responsible for a recent attack. Tonto points out the strange marking on their face. The Lone Ranger decides to investigate why peaceful Indians have suddenly taken to war and what the new marking on their faces mean.