Season 1, Episode 1: Stage Stop15 September 1959
Jess Harper rides into Laramie looking for a man but when he is met by a hail of bullets he heads for the country. There he runs into Slim Sherman and his young brother in a less than friendly manner but it leads to a new friendship.
Season 1, Episode 2: Glory Road22 September 1959
When a man who saved Jess's life in the past arrives riding with a female preacher, Jess tries to avoid him but to no avail. Jess goes with them to Laramie where the man's lack of mental stability creates issues for everyone with him.
29 September 1959
The stage arrives after a female passenger shoots a Pawnee who is the son of Chief Yellow Knife. The group is trapped at the relay station resulting in discord when they learn the woman is traveling with an ex-major accused of cowardice.
6 October 1959
Jess's brother-in-law, an Army deserter, shows up looking for help to reach Canada via the Lola Pass. Slim is against Jess helping so he refuses to share his map of the trail. However, he relents under pressure against his better judgment.
13 October 1959
A letter takes Jess to a town where he finds his friend has been killed but he develops a new friendship with the sheriff who ultimately hires Jess as a deputy. However, Jess is hurt when the sheriff strays due to a woman he desires.
20 October 1959
Jess volunteers to go undercover for the sheriff and Army to pose as a guide for an outlaw hoping to locate the money from an earlier robbery. A He is one of five outlaws who each know only one leg of the route to the buried money.
27 October 1959
Slim and Jess capture a ruthless outlaw and his partner but find themselves as his captives when the outlaw's gang break the outlaw loose during his trial. Slim is forced to retrieve the outlaw's girlfriend to save Jess - against her will.
3 November 1959
When Ed Caulder appears, everyone is worried as he is a hired killer who receives his targets via General Delivery at the Post Office. At Laramie he asks for the Sherman ranch but an accident forces him to rely on his next target - Slim.
10 November 1959
The beautiful Laurel DeWalt looking for a real man leaves her husband. She finds Jess who once had an affair with her. She wants him to take her to Mexico which he agrees to do. However, her husband sends three men after her.
17 November 1959
Slim's civil war friend, Whit Malone, arrives on the stage. He offers Slim and Andy a chance to go fishing on his Montana ranch during their night of drinking. A sober Slim turns it down not realizing Whit's plan to kill General Sherman.
24 November 1959
Jess's friend John MacLean is being chased by a posse for the murder of the sheriff and another man. They try to lynch him but Slim and Jess force a trial but the court is illegal. When John is lynched by them, Jess wants justice.
Season 1, Episode 12: Man of God1 December 1959
Father Elliott is on a mission to meet Sitting Bull at the same time the Sioux are on the warpath. After learning from a dying soldier the Sioux have modern firearms, he tells the Army. He then wants Jess to guide him to Sitting bull.
8 December 1959
Anxious to help pay the bills at the financially-strapped station, Jonesy tries gold mining and piano playing during a gold strike. He then becomes the promoter for a traveling prizefighter whose bouts aren't always on the up-and-up.
15 December 1959
Slim receives a letter for his dead father from a man threatening to kill him. Jonesy explains the man's son was killed fifteen years earlier in a stampede in which Slim was saved. Jonesy tries to smooth over things but it doesn't work.
22 December 1959
At the same time Jess is bringing back the proceeds from a community wide cattle drive, Slim leases a rough section of the ranch to an ex-lawman who was a friend of his dad. Unknown to Slim, the lawman's hands are a rough bunch of outlaws.
Season 1, Episode 16: The Pass29 December 1959
When the Sioux and Cheyenne go on the warpath, they are forced to shutdown the relay station and leave. Jess is a scout for Custer while Slim is scout for a troop sent with supplies and dynamite to block a pass but their contact is dead.
12 January 1960
A drought and the end of the stage line force Slim and Jess to join a cattle drive run by a stranger with their own herd in order for the ranch to survive. Jess is impressed with the hard nosed trail boss but they soon become suspicious.
19 January 1960
Jess is a special deputy bringing Gabe Reynolds from Cheyenne to Laramie for murdering his wife. They are on the stage with four other passengers when the stage is overturned by a group of Mexicans wanting Gabe for the same murder.
26 January 1960
Excitement comes to Laramie with the arrival of singer Lily Langford. Jonesy met her once while Jess and Slim tangle with Texan Shanghai Pierce who is after her husband Ben Carson who cheated him and others at cards and on paying bills.
Season 1, Episode 20: Death Wind2 February 1960
A stage arrives with passengers that want to continue on at the same time a twister is suppose to hit the area. One of the passengers is hurt when Slim has to hit him when he pulls a gun. They are followed by a hit man who is after him.
9 February 1960
At the same time the relay station horses are stolen, a new manager on the stage line, Jack Slade, arrives wanting Jess fired due to his background. Slade has a dark reputation for killing criminals with no compassion for anyone.
16 February 1960
Mace Stringer stops a robbery but finds over $9,000 and the couple it belongs to shot. The robber escapes but Mace takes the mortally wounded husband to Laramie. Slim helps catch the killer but when the money disappears Mace point to Slim.
23 February 1960
Jess responds to a letter for Slim from T.J. Patterson who needs help. After a reception of lead, Jess learns Patterson wanted Slim to recover stage line money stolen from him. He reluctantly agrees to help as Patterson helped Slim before.
1 March 1960
Slim takes on the responsibility of the paroled Frank Buckley who was convicted of manslaughter for a rancher's war hero son's death. He is not wanted in the community which puts Slim and Jess in the middle of a war over him staying.
8 March 1960
After a Laramie deputy is killed during a bank robbery, Slim continues the pursuit of the robber alone in the desert with limited water. He wounds the killer who then attaches himself to a stranded wagon with a desperate couple.
15 March 1960
Billy Pardee is caught after a robbery and killing a deputy in Laramie. The posse decides his gang is returning to Laramie to break him out. When the Sheriff is wounded, he names Slim and Jess to take over the trial and hanging of Billy.
22 March 1960
Slim and Jess are drawn into a fight brewing between the ranchers and nesters. The nesters have hired Gil Craig and his crew to protect them which is forcing the ranchers to act. Gil's designs on a lead rancher's wife results in murder.
29 March 1960
During a time of low cattle prices, Slim and Jess leave to find a better price. Having no luck they find themselves in Agate, Nebraska broke. With their marshal killed, the town hires the pair to do the job for a month for good pay.
5 April 1960
Jess's surprises everyone when he shoots a marshal in Laramie after knocking out Slim. On the lam he runs into a man who saw the shooting. Seeing an able but desperate Jess, the man offers him a job in a private army on the border.
12 April 1960
Slim taking an injured Jonesy to town stops a fight between a man on a wagon train and the local blacksmith. In doing so the assistant wagon master loses face. In town the assistant sets up the man for a fight and Slim has to shoot him.
19 April 1960
Jess is riding as deputy with a marshal chasing a gang to a private fort on the Santa Fe trail in the desert of New Mexico. The outlaw gang takes one of the men from the fort as hostage wanting the marshal and the wounded Jess in return.
20 September 1960
A beautiful woman tries to avoid her marshal husband for his own protection, because a gang of robbers is planning on killing him over a robbery he foiled, thanks to her warning. She draws Slim in to help but Jess thinks she is bad luck.
27 September 1960
Jess is appointed temporary sheriff of Laramie. Luke Wiley is a notorious, coward, bounty hunter dubbed "The Jackal" because he brings in his prisoners dead, and now he wants to take in a friend of Jess who is wanted for murder.
4 October 1960
Slim along with the stage driver protect $10,000 of stage line money he is taking to Jack Adams. However, when the driver steals the money killing Adams in the process, Slim uses a friendship with driver's girlfriend to find the money.
11 October 1960
Andy runs away after Slim wants to sell his horse which was returned after being stolen a year earlier but is causing damage. He runs into the outlaws who had his horse. The leader wants to keep him but the two partners want him dead.
12 January 1960
Jess rides to Denver Pass to help Dan Preston who wrote him and to whom he owes a favor. However, when he arrives at Denver Pass no one knows of Dan but it is obvious to Jess that everyone is lying under orders from Matt Jessup.
25 October 1960
While rounding up mustangs, Slim and Jess rescue Luke Gregg who is being chased by Sioux on their hunting grounds. Luke hires on to help break the mustangs but Jess becomes suspicious of him when knows too much of Slim's background.
1 November 1960
The stage line is paying a bonus for all the horses they can provide by July 1. Jess decides to visit Sam Bronson in Colorado with the hope of buying several horses cheap. However, outlaws along with Sam's daughter cause problems.
15 November 1960
As the Laramie marshal is killed by the Torrey gang, his new deputy arrives on the stage for Laramie. He and Jess get off on the wrong foot so when he needs a posse, Jesse refuses until a neighbor is killed then new issues arise.
22 November 1960
Sam Jarrad, once a bounty hunter but now s sheriff in Colorado, is after the killer of Blake Wilkie. When his prime suspect says Jess did it, Jarrod goes after Jess but he seldom returns with a live prisoner. Slim hopes to change that.
29 November 1960
Slim goes to Laramie for supplies only to find the town deserted except for a few women due to a rumor about a gold strike. An outlaw gang created the rumor to make it easy to rob the bank. The trapped Slim must fight them alone.
6 December 1960
Slim finds old hatreds surface when Fran Ericson returns to Laramie at the same time a group of men have messages for Slim and the other relay stations. She wants vindication for her father being run out of the stage line Slim backs.
13 December 1960
When the son of a neighbor is accidentally shot on Sherman property, it reopens an old wound for his father Ben in the feud between the Sherman's and Pakison's. Ben publicly challenges Slim to an old time duel that Slim wants to avoid.
27 December 1960
Christmas Eve at the ranch with the Sioux on the warpath and a Mexican bandit after the gold on the stage. It arrives with the Sioux attacking, and five passengers including an orphaned boy, a widow, a gun-runner and a feuding couple.
3 January 1961
Slim and Jess collect a $2000 bounty on a man they killed after stealing their horse. After collecting the bounty, they learn the dead man is really a sheriff chasing the man they thought they killed who returns to steal the money.
10 January 1961
Clay Jackson, the Robin Hood of the west, saves Jess from three Sioux braves and then holds up the stage. He robs the banker but gives money to an elderly couple. Only the banker will testify against him, pitting Slim against the town.
24 January 1961
Slim's new hand Joe Cloud, an Indian, is killed by neighbor Carl Vail when he finds Joe skinning his cow with a broken leg. He kills Joe using an Indian method. Slim presses charges against Vail but finds himself ostracized by Laramie.
31 January 1961
Jess is forced by a released convict Clint Wade to take him to Utah where Jess killed Clint's brother who hid $80,000 there. Clint thinks Slim is following them to rescue Jess but the it turns out an old cell mate wants the money, too.
14 February 1961
Slim and Jess are to meet George Lake in Jackson City to buy cattle but Lake has sold his herd infuriating Slim. When Lake is shot on the street and Slim is found by the body, he is arrested. It is up to Jess to clear in a strange case.
21 February 1961
When a sick passenger arrives on the stage, Slim and Jess try to help him but are surprised when he is a she. On top of that she is looking for Jess who wants nothing to do with her as her family are all outlaws but Slim thinks otherwise.
7 March 1961
A wounded outlaw sends his brother for a doctor who mistakes the vet Slim has gone for, for a doctor when Slim calls him doc. He kidnaps the pair along with a female dealer being run out of town taking them to the gang's hideout.
14 March 1961
An injured marshal is taking a prisoner to Cheyenne to testify at a trial. The wife of the man on trial wants the prisoner as does the man's gang but for different purposes. They all end up at the Sherman ranch when the marshal needs help.
Season 2, Episode 22: Rimrock21 March 1961
After one man is killed and Slim is wounded, Jess goes after the shooter who was riding a pinto. He loses the trail but rides to Rimrock where he finds the pinto. He confronts the owner who happens to be the sheriff of Rimrock.
4 April 1961
Slim's neighbor Cory who is half Cheyenne is thinking about inviting some of his tribe to move to the ranch he inherited from his white father. However, his uncle and cousins have other ideas. Slim wants to help him but Cory is wary.
11 April 1961
Slim is asked by an eastern professor to guide him to a gold strike a friend found a decade earlier. Two of Slim's mischievous neighbors follow them hoping to make a killing but everyone has been mislead as the professor is a killer.
Season 2, Episode 25: The Debt18 April 1961
Jess as acting deputy frees a bounty hunter's prisoner who had cut down Jess during a lynching five years earlier saving his life. Having paid his debt, he decides to see if the prisoner was truly innocent himself or should be recaptured.
25 April 1961
Jess finds a starved drifter who thinks Jess wants to shoot him. Slim and Jess offer him a job as he turns out to be a good worker but very reclusive. The father of a man he killed in a fair fight is sending hired guns after him.
2 May 1961
A test of friendship is brought to the forefront when Jess learns that an old friend has stolen an Army payroll. He is asked by Major Stanton to find and return veteran Sgt. Billy Jacobs who has gone AWOL but once saved Jess' life.
9 May 1961
A prisoner is killed by the son of a broke farmer as they transport him to the tumbleweed wagon for pickup. Needing the $100 for the job the farmer decides to substitute Slim when they find him alone on the road putting Slim in danger.
16 May 1961
Jess is riding shotgun with a $30,000 Army payroll on a stage with three passengers using a special route. It is still held up as he learns the driver tipped off the robbers who decide to leave them all stranded in the desert.
23 May 1961
When Slim holds off outlaws from a gang run by Doc Longley who saved him when he was six, Doc calls on Slim to help clear his name. A deputy shot in the back was planted on his ranch. Slim reluctantly tries to help but there is no proof.
30 May 1961
Jess is asked for help by old partner Dixie Howard, who once saved Jess' life, after being wounded and killing a friend of Jess. Dixie is with his beautiful girlfriend but her and Jess soon realize the old Dixie is no more.
6 June 1961
With the Sioux attacking the stage, Slim suggests they repair an old road the Sioux will not attack. He has stage driver Lon MacRae gather a work crew which seems to be an odd group of men. When they die one by one, no one knows why.
13 June 1961
Slim is sent to renew a lease right of way for the stage line but finds the woman owning the ranch in financial trouble. Her husband was killed and suspected of robbing a $30,000 payroll. Slim decides to help but may be in too deep.
26 September 1961
Slim and Jess help a family group of entertainers from Japan traveling east when their wagon breaks down. They have found a boy Mike whose parents were killed my Indians. A trio of men are following the troupe thinking they have opium.
Season 3, Episode 2: Ladies Day3 October 1961
Slim and Jess need to present a good image to a visiting judge to keep Mike. However, when a saloon girl looking for a job, a woman who has been conned, a bounty hunter, and a doctor who is really an outlaw appear it doesn't look good.
10 October 1961
Daisy escorts Jess to Cheyenne for a bad tooth where Jess catches a member of a gang who robbed the Laramie bank. Jess is asked to escort him to Laramie for trial but the rest of the gang is after him as he had the money and hid it.
17 October 1961
John Sanford, a mountain man, along with his sons wants revenge for the killing of his son. The man convicted is going to prison but they decide to capture him at the Sherman Relay Station and lynch him from the nearest cottonwood tree.
24 October 1961
Jess Harper is riding shotgun on a stage carrying a $20,000 payroll and he doesn't know that the coach has been sabotaged so that it will wreck. Jess' friend Tad Kimball is responsible for the sabotage so that he and Wes Darrin can steal the money. Jess hits the trail after men whole robbed the stage, not knowing that one of them is Tad. Slim finds evidence that Tad's involved and starts after Jess, who's trailed the bandits to Billings. Jess sets a trap and catches Tad who then takes him to the money. Wes is waiting for them and attempts to murder Jess but Tad saves his life. Then the crooked sheriff arrives, takes the money and traps both men in the mine where the money was hidden. Slim arrives Billings looking for Jess and gets conflicting stories from the sheriff and other people he talks to but time is running out at the mine. Slim has to find out what's going on before it's too late to help Jess and Tad.
31 October 1961
Ex-convict John Cole shows up at Sherman Ranch with the wounded Marshal Briggs and stirs up old memories for Slim Sherman. Cole tried framing Slim for cattle rustling and Slim hasn't forgotten nor is he convinced that Cole is a changed man as he claims. Slim reluctantly agrees to go with Cole to retrieve the payroll money from his last robbery. Things get complicated when Cole finds out his wife has died just recently and that his step-daughter, Mary, hates him. They are joined by Danny Hode, son of his late partner and finally Damon Johntry, his other partner. Hode wants Cole dead, Johntry wants the money, and John Cole bargains the payroll for the lives of Mary and Slim. The odds are stacked against Slim and he has to trust the very man who could double-cross them all.
7 November 1961
Jess Harper is on his way home to Laramie and gets more than he bargained for when he's forced to stop and rest his lame horse at Ma Tolliver's. Outlaw Matt Dyer and his gang arrive and take Jess, Ma and her grand-daughter Sue, hostage while he waits for his girlfriend. Dyer is a cruel man who enjoys toying with his hostages while he waits, but he doesn't know that the sheriff has his girlfriend in jail. The danger increases when the posse searching for Dyer shows up at the ranch, though Ma denies seeing anything of Dyer. The sheriff isn't fooled but can't do anything because of the hostages. With the house surrounded by the posse, Dyer uses Jess and the others as human shields to prevent the posse from storming the house. Dyer's plan backfires and the posse forces his hand and the outlaws, including Dyer, scatter but Jess won't let Dyer get away.
14 November 1961
Slim Sherman and Daisy Cooper are visiting Laramie, Slim for stage line business and Daisy for shopping. Daisy is sleeping in her hotel room when an argument wakens her. She witnesses a man leaving the room down the hall and when she goes to investigate, finds Carla dead on the floor. The sheriff arrests the wrong man and there is misunderstanding when Daisy identifies the murderer. She later finds out that the man she saw is Allen Winter, Slim's boss but she can't make Slim believe that Winter is the one she saw. Daisy's accusation is finally made public but with no proof it's her word against Winter's. With Daisy determined to find proof, Winter is getting desperate and he'll do anything to stop her including sabotage. The danger to Daisy is increasing and Slim may not be able stop it.
Season 3, Episode 9: Wolf Cub21 November 1961
When Jess Harper saves a young, crippled Blackfoot boy from a scalp hunter he involves himself, Slim Sherman, Daisy Cooper and Mike in a whole mess of trouble. Defying an Army edict for helping the Blackfoot lands Jess in hot water. The boy, Lame Wolf, would see them all dead except for the hope of fixing the lameness that has turned his own father against him. The scalp hunter, having had the boy taken from him twice, would see Jess' scalp numbered among his trophies. When a sympathetic Army surgeon fixes the boy's leg, it opens up an opportunity to make peace with the Blackfoot. The scalp hunter has other ideas which drives the boy, with Mike, into the hills to search for his father and prove that he is his father's son. With the scalp hunter following behind it's up to Jess stop him before anyone gets hurt.
5 December 1961
Col. John Barrington is a fugitive, having escaped from Fort Laramie during his court martial for the massacre at Wounded Knee. Slim Sherman, who was present at the massacre and a witness at the court martial, finds himself taken hostage by the colonel's daughter, Madge, who's come to Laramie carrying papers that will guarantee her father's vision for the Native American population is carried out. What Barrington doesn't know is that he's lost support in Washington and he's now viewed as a traitor. For Slim it's out of the frying pan and into the fire when he escapes only to find that there are Sioux in the area. Now trapped with Barrington and a handful of his loyal officers, Slim has to negotiate with the Sioux warriors, who want Barrington to pay for his crimes. Slim, Madge, Barrington, and his men just might end up a sacrifice to Barrington's arrogance.
12 December 1961
Jess Harper is acting deputy in Laramie while Mort Cory is in Denver when he catches Tom Wade searching files in the sheriff's office. Wade is an ex-con, sent to prison for a crime he claims he didn't commit. Julie Wade, Tom's wife, arrives in Laramie looking for Mort Cory, since they've been working trying to clear her husband. She tells Jess that Wade is out to kill Mort Cory, the man he believes framed him and sent him to prison. Meanwhile Milt Lane, Wade's former employer and the man who really framed him for robbery, has come to town to help his 'friend' Tom. Lane really wants Wade dead and he doesn't care who gets in the way, including Jess and Mort Cory.
19 December 1961
Gil Martin is accused of murder in Cheyenne, but he's innocent. He was relaesed from prison on parole when his girlfriend is killed by a controlling marshal who killed the girl. He comes to see Slim, but Slim wants hom to turn himself in. He knocks Slim out and escapes. The marshal arrests Slim for aiding a fugitive.
26 December 1961
Jess Harper's temper gets him in trouble again when he's framed for the murder of a rancher who broke a contract to sell horses to Sherman Ranch. Wounded and on the run from a posse, Jess lands in a nest of vipers when he finds refuge with Calvin Hawks and his gang. It's a precarious situation for Jess with part of the gang wanting him dead and part wanting to use him in their next robbery. With Jess branded an outlaw he must stay with Hawks' gang in their big bank heist just to stay alive and help Ginny Hawks, Calvin's blind daughter, and her mother escape the life that they've been forced to live. Now Jess has to foil the robbery and clear his name without losing his life.
2 January 1962
The Cady brothers have vowed revenge against the Arapaho woman, Winona, who was acquitted of murdering their brother and Sherman Ranch gets caught in the middle when Slim Sherman rescues Winona from certain death at their hands. In return Winona becomes the property of the young rancher, much to his chagrin. Slim is attracted to the pretty Arapaho, but her heart belongs to another even though she is paying a debt of honor demanded by her tribe. With the Cady's wanting her dead, her presence at the ranch puts Slim and Jess Harper in danger, because the Cady's are out for blood and they don't care who gets in their way.
9 January 1962
Jess Harper is on his way back to Laramie after negotiating a large sale of cattle when his horse is stolen. Left afoot, the angry cowboy trails both horse and thief to Dry Springs where he catches up with the young Mexican, Juan De La O, and turns him over to the sheriff. Jess is forced to stay in town for the trial where he is shocked at the verdict of death by hanging for Juan. The judge is seeking to payback the Mexican he blames for the murder of his son and he is using Juan. Faced with watching the boy swing at the end of a rope, Jess is desperate to stop a gross miscarriage of justice and it will put him on the wrong side of the law.
16 January 1962
Slim Sherman, appointed special detective by the Cattleman's Association, to investigate a spate rustlers stealing cattle with Sherman Ranch being one of the most recent victims. He finds himself on the trail of Jean Lavelle and her family who have been stealing cattle from the larger ranches as payback. Her brother Ralph is responsible for the theft of the Sherman Ranch stock and putting a determined Slim on their trail. In a shootout with Jean, Slim is wounded but captures her anyway. Slim risks his life, determined to take Jean to Cheyenne to stand trial and minimize the risk of her being lynched, all the while being trailed by Ralph and the sheriff of Edgerton. With his bullet wound festering, it is questionable whether he and Jean will make it to Cheyenne alive.
23 January 1962
Billy Watkins is a trouble making teenager that has arrived in Laramie to live with his uncle. He's fallen in with a couple of drifters and now he's under their thumb. When they try rustling Sherman cattle and Billy is caught, Daisy convinces Jess not to press charges but to make Billy work off the damages. Billy rubs Jess the wrong way with his sullen attitude but young Mike takes a shine to him, especially since he's teaching Billy to read. When a run in with Jess causes Billy to run away, he heads back to his no account friends, who are planning to rob his uncle. Daisy, having convinced Jess to take her to town to search for Billy, end up a hostage with Billy while his friends try to rob his uncle. It's up to Jess to stop them before Daisy, Billy and his uncle get hurt.
30 January 1962
On the run from a posse, Matt Grundy comes to Laramie with a silver tongue and bag full of explosives to win back his wife and daughter. He manages to fool everyone into thinking he's in Laramie to deposit a bank draft and that the posse after him is a gang after the bank draft. Slim Sherman and Jess Harper find themselves taken it by Grundy, especially after he saves Jess from being crushed by the stagecoach he was repairing. Grundy's real purpose is to rob the Laramie bank and it could end up costing both Slim and Jess their lives.
6 February 1962
Slim Sherman is up in the high country catching horses for the ranch when he catches one that he thinks is ideal for Mike. When Mike's horse is stolen from the ranch, Slim hits the trail to find the horse and it puts him in the middle of war between squatters and cattlemen up in the high country. Rancher Mel Bishop is desperate to find better range for his cattle and Jason Duncan is leader of the squatters on government land denying Bishop access. It's up to Slim to help two stubborn men find common ground before lives are lost, including his own.
13 February 1962
Jess Harper is on his way back to Laramie after a cattle sale when he stops to help Cully Brown, who is caught up in a gun battle with bounty hunters. Jess finds himself involved in a deadly game of stolen identities, theft, jail breaking, and attempted murder as he tries to find the man who stole his name, his money, left him for dead and facing a hangman's noose.
Season 3, Episode 21: The Runt20 February 1962
The Catlin brothers are a trio of murderous outlaws on the run and headed to Laramie which spells trouble for their step-brother Sandy, his wife Marcie and acting sheriff Slim Sherman. Lou, Rix, and Colby Catlin have little use for Sandy except as a means to an end. Holding Marcie hostage they force Sandy to go back to work in the stage line office so he can feed them information on coaches carrying money. When that doesn't net them enough money they force Sandy and Marcie to help them rob the bank. Sandy's job, to ensure Slim is out of the way while they do or Marcie's life is forfeit but they don't trust Sandy and they want to make sure that Slim isn't able to follow them, permanently.
6 March 1962
The Bank of Laramie is shipping $50,000 to Denver for redeposit and Jess Harper is riding shotgun on the stage. When the money is stolen, Jess ends up chasing the wounded thief into the hills, where he makes a deal to patch Bob Murkland up in exchange for a share of the money. What Jess doesn't bargain for is Sarah Hodding and her son Peter. Sarah doesn't realize what Peter senses and Jess knows, that Bob Murkland, her fiancé, is a no good thief. What Jess doesn't realize is that Murkland saw him in Laramie with the U.S. Marshal that was escorting the stage, and that fact might get Jess killed.
13 March 1962
Glen Colton arrives at the Sherman Ranch and Relay Station to wait for the arrival of fiancée on the stage. The problem is he's got trouble on his heels in the form of a Sioux war party intent kidnapping him. When they attack the relay station Slim Sherman and Jess Harper arrive in the nick of time to save Colton, Daisy Cooper and Mike Williams. Slim and Jess end up agreeing to help Colton search for the missing stage but events along the way raise warning flags with both men. Colton is more than what he seems and is the key to the death of an important Sioux chief and stolen treaty money. The search for answers could help Slim and Jess avert a full scale Sioux uprising.
20 March 1962
There is bad blood between Ev Kelleher and Marv Jackson. When Jackson is murdered in front of witnesses all fingers point at Kelleher. Kelleher claims that he was confronting a cowboy on his property at the time of the murder. That cowboy was Slim Sherman. on his way home to Laramie, and when the judge refuses to believe Kelleher, his daughter Julie heads off in search of Slim. By the time they get back to town, the trial has been held and Ev Kelleher hung for murder. But things are not what they seem and Slim and Julie set out to prove someone else murdered Marv Jackson and that the town was in a hurry to hang the wrong man. Their efforts to expose the real murderer could get them both killed.
27 March 1962
Paul Halleck has arrived in Laramie with his daughter Sharon to become the new deputy sheriff and possibly Sheriff Mort Corey's replacement. Halleck's arrival stirs up bitter memories for Jess Harper of his imprisonment in the Yankee prison camp commanded by Halleck. Jess' desire for revenge drives a wedge in his friendship with Slim Sherman and the wedge is driven deeper when a group of Jess's fellow prisoners arrive in Laramie to follow through on their pact to kill Halleck. Jess becomes a man at war with himself and that war puts him on opposing sides of his friends Slim and Mort Corey. Will Jess do the right thing?
3 April 1962
After five years in prison, Frank Mannus returns to Laramie to reopen the Nugget Casino and with him is Abby O'Neill, the girl that Slim Sherman once loved. Abby's return kindles old feelings with Slim but all isn't as it seems and when Abby's brother is killed, Sheriff Cory asks Slim to take Mannus' offer of learning the casino business. It seems that Mannus is about to sell some counterfeit plates to a very nasty eastern syndicate and Cory needs help until the marshals arrive. The presence of the plates in Laramie puts Abby, Slim, Jess Harper and Mort Cory in danger unless they can turn the tables on the Mannus and the eastern syndicate. The syndicate plays dirty and they play for keeps.
10 April 1962
The hills around Laramie are ablaze from a forest fire and Jess Harper goes to help a neighboring rancher, Lars Carlson, save his place from the encroaching flames however; Lars requests help of a different kind from Jess. His mail order bride, Sarah is arriving in Laramie and Lars asks Jess to meet her and keep her in town until the danger passes. Jess reluctantly agrees and finds that Sarah is not who Lars believes her to be, but agrees to keep the secret until she is forced to reveal the truth. But Sarah's past has followed her to Laramie and that could pose as much danger to Lars and Jess as the fire burning out of control in the hills.
17 April 1962
Slim Sherman, Daisy Cooper and Mike Williams become embroiled in a tense and dangerous situation when a little girl's plea to rescue her mother lands them in the midst of outlaws who've just robbed the Laramie stage. With no hope for help other than the outlaws, one of whom is the trapped woman's husband, Slim risks his life to keep Daisy and Mike safe, rescue the woman and foil the outlaws plans for the stolen money. His only ally, the outlaw Ben Frances whose wife Slim is trying rescue.
25 September 1962
Jess Harper is on the trail of the thieves who robbed the bank in Laramie and seriously wounded young Mike Williams. His only clues are a name and that the faceless man bought a horse in Chloride. Jess arrives in Chloride and finds himself short on friends and long on enemies. His only ally is Jamie, the groom in the livery stable, who ends up saving his life after Jess asks one too many questions. Jamie has own need for revenge and Jess won't rest until man who wounded Mike is brought to justice. It's Jess and Jamie against the corrupt sheriff and his partner.
Season 4, Episode 2: War Hero2 October 1962
Slim Sherman and Jess Harper become involved in presidential politics when General George Barton visits Laramie. There are people who don't want to see him run and when an assassination attempt is foiled by Jess, the opinionated General decides to recuperate at the Sherman ranch. This embroils all the residents of Sherman Ranch and Relay Station in a tense and dangerous situation.
9 October 1962
Vince Jackson is a handsome, charming, fast gunman who has his sights set on Slims beautiful, rich fiancé with extortion in mind.
16 October 1962
Jess Harper is filling in as deputy sheriff in Laramie when he discovers his big sister Francie is not dead as he's believed for years. Francie has come to Laramie seeking Jess' help to bury her "dead" husband, gunman Ben McKittrick. Ben was wounded by the Keefer brothers and is hiding, Francie hopes that Jess can help her fool everyone so that they can live in peace. It becomes complicated when the Keefer's show up in Laramie demanding the body of McKittrick. So begins a dangerous game between Jess and the Keefers with the townspeople of Laramie in the middle. In the end either Jess will be left standing or the Keefers will.
23 October 1962
Young Virg Walker is being escorted back to Laramine by Slim when he's found using money from a stage robbery and murder.
30 October 1962
Jess, injured by a falling tree in a dust storm, is nursed back to health by Sharon, daughter of a rancher plagued by rustlers. Sharon remains sympathetic to Jess even when the leader of the rustlers proves to be one of Jess's old friends.
13 November 1962
It's the annual Sunday Shoot in Laramie and it's drawn shooters from miles around, all vying for the $1000 prize. Hobie Carson and his intended, Nancy Telford, are counting on winning so they can buy a bottom land farm, but they are mountain folk unused to ways of town. Rafe Seton is a man of unsavory reputation who also competing against Slim Sherman and Jess Harper and there is bad blood between Seton and Slim. When Hobie wins it becomes a tale of the country mouse as Seton and his cronies set up the young man to steal his winnings, to the dismay of Nancy. It's up to Slim and Jess to help Hobie and Nancy get especially when Seton wants Slim dead.
20 November 1962
Outlaw Al Denning, and his gang, are being chased by a posse, so he starts leaving behind some of the $20,000 in gold eagle coins behind to tempt the pursuing lawmen into a payoff.
27 November 1962
Slim is deputized to protect Stephen Collier, a murder suspect with a killer on his trail- and his lawyer, who's behaving very strangely.
Season 4, Episode 10: Bad Blood4 December 1962
Jess is escorting a young boy to his aunt in Colorado, but the boy is determined to break away and go see his father, who is cold blooded, murderous, outlaw leader.
11 December 1962
When Dr. Samuel Mudd saves young Steve Prescott's life after a wagon accident, it sets off chain of events that pits Slim Sherman, Daisy Cooper and Mike Williams against an angry father who believes that Dr. Mudd maimed his son. Vic Prescott also believes that Dr. Mudd, convicted of aiding John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, has escaped from prison. He will do anything to make sure Dr. Mudd dies, including going against his friends and Slim Sherman.
Season 4, Episode 12: Gun Duel25 December 1962
Jess Harper is spending the weekend in Laramie as deputy sheriff while Mort Cory is off to Cedar Bend on business. Complicating an otherwise quiet weekend is Parson Hawks who occupies a cell in the jail and Johnny Hartley, Mort Cory's nephew and deputy sheriff wannabe. What Jess hasn't bargained for is a couple of bank robbers arriving to meet their third partner to split the proceeds of a bank heist. Jess' quiet weekend is about to heat up and the results could get him and Johnny Hartley killed.
1 January 1963
After a cattle drive, Slim is confronted by a man whose son was killed by a card shark back in Colorado. Slim returns to Colorado to investigate what happened and get $3,000 belonging to the father of the man who confronted Slim. He learns that two bank robbers have the $3,000 plus what they got from the bank after a robbery in which one of the thieves is killed. The sheriff is in love with a saloon girl and finds the money the thieves left behind. He offers to take the girl away for a new start. How will Slim get the money to save the man's ranch back in Laramie?
Season 4, Episode 14: Vengeance8 January 1963
Jess Harper is marked man when he shoots and kills Joe Morgan who was accused of robbing and murdering a local man. Compounding matters, Morgan was found to be innocent of the murder and Jess's fatal shot caught Morgan in the back. Morgan wasn't without friends and they, along with Morgan's girl Gladys, plot to make sure the Morgan's brothers, Mac and Al, pay Jess back for killing Joe. With Sheriff Corey using Jess as bait to draw Al and Mac out and Slim injured, it's too dangerous for Jess to be at the ranch. Then Jess injures his gun hand after a dust up with Joe's lowlife friends, putting him a disadvantage in any gunfight. It's a game of cat and mouse to see who will be victor, Jess or the Morgan brothers.
15 January 1963
Walt Douglas is an executive of the stage line who comes to Laramie looking for his estranged daughter Alicia and stops off at Sherman Ranch and Relay Station to ask Slim Sherman, Daisy Cooper and Jess Harper if they've seen her. Slim and Daisy haven't but Jess has and only admits it to Slim after Walt leaves. Jess knows Alicia at Leora, a saloon hostess he's met in town. What neither of them knows is that Leora/Alicia is involved with Cass and Willard, a couple saddle tramps looking to steal the mining payroll that's coming in. Slim rides to Laramie hoping to convince Leora/Alicia to speak to her father and makes an enemy of Cass. All Leora/Alicia wants to do is shoot him and does. Walt Douglas won't press charges but Mort Cory will so Slim offers to keep Walt and Alicia out at the ranch until a hearing can be arranged. Cass and Willard decide that it would be easier to steal the payroll from the relay station and take Slim, Daisy, Alicia and Walt hostage until the stage come in the next day. It becomes a tense waiting game with Daisy trying to convince Alicia to turn her back on Cass and give her father a chance. With Willard not planning on leaving any witnesses, time is running out for the hostages.
22 January 1963
Jess Harper is a victim of mistaken identity and betrayal by an old friend in Ironwood where he's delivered some horses. Facing a murder charge, aiding and abetting the Ray Thatcher gangs robbery of the bank and a hangman's noose, his only salvation is Daisy Cooper and escaping jail to find Kett Darby to clear his name.
29 January 1963
Jealous outlaw gang leader, Gil Harrison, is determined to stop the wedding of his ex-wife, despite plans to have it at her fathers well fortified ranch.
5 February 1963
Gandy Ross is a safe cracker trying to go straight who's run into a bit of bad luck when he meets up with Jess Harper and Slim Sherman. Gandy starts working at the ranch but the Wellman gang wants Gandy's safe cracking services and will stop at nothing, including framing him for a stage robbery and murder, to get him to help them rob a bank in Granite City. Things get complicated when Jess ends up escorting Gandy back to Cheyenne with the sheriff and ends up inadvertently aiding him to escape. When the authorities in Cheyenne discover that Gandy Ross was not part of the stage hold up, Jess heads to Granite City and Gandy's girl friend Amy to try and stop Gandy from making a big mistake, which puts Jess in the middle of helping with a bank robbery. Time is running out for Jess, Gandy, and Amy because Sam Wellman intends on leaving no witnesses.
12 February 1963
Slim Sherman is part of the posse trailing after fugitive stage robber Joel Greevy, when he catches up with Greevy and is shot by the thief and left for dead in the hills. Jess Harper, trying to backtrack Slim, catches Greevy who is riding Slim's horse. The cocky thief won't tell where he left Slim unless he is set free, telling lies about what happened at every turn. Jess even pleads with Myra, Joel's sister, for help but she refuses. Jess is backed into a corner and with bad weather closing in he has to play a desperate game with Greevy, which could jeopardize his friendship with Mort Cory, in order to save Slim's life.
19 February 1963
Slim and Jess encounter three women on the prairie. The women are traveling with three mustangers who are very protective of them. At first one of the mustangers wants to kill Slim and Jess for bothering the women but the leader of the group lets them go. Later Slim and Jess help out a trio of ranchers as they fight off a fire at their barn, and when they tell the ranchers about the group of mustangers they encountered and the women with them, the ranchers come to believe that the mustangers are actually Comancheros who have been stealing their horses, and decide to go after them. Slim and Jess accompany them, hoping to avert bloodshed.
26 February 1963
A trio of thieves rob the Sherman Ranch and Relay station, wounding both Jess Harper and Mr. Frazer from the stage line office, who was carrying the money. With information from Jess, Slim Sherman, still sworn in as Mort Cory's deputy, is able to trail the thieves until they split up. Slim catches up with one, killing him in self defense, which puts Slim in danger when it turns out that the man he killed is Hank McGovern, son of Ellen McGovern, wealthy rancher in the area. Ellen refuses to believe her son guilty of theft and attempted murder especially since Slim cannot produce the money or a witness. With Slim's status as a deputy affording him some protection, Ellen McGovern puts a price on his head. Slim is in a race against time to prove Hank's guilt and find the money before Hank's partner and he loses his own life. Slim's only allies are the reluctant Laurie McGovern, sister of the dead man and the equally reluctant Jim Lassel, Ellen's ranch foreman.
5 March 1963
Bob Blayne was a gunman five years ago when Deputy Jess Harper shot and maimed his hand. Blayne's sons, Bill and Larry, believe that Jess has ruined their father's life and want to see him dead. Bill believes he can gun Jess after he shoots down a friend of Jess' and Bill's friends encourage him to try. The problem is Jess Harper refuses to rise to their bait even as everything in him wants to. Bill, Larry and their friends lure Jess into Laramie by badly beating Slim Sherman. Jess takes the bait and ends up killing Bill in fair fight. A grief stricken Larry ambushes Jess but only ends up make Jess mad and breaking his own arm. Bill's friends convince Bob Blayne to let them run Jess out of town. This sets up the final showdown where Bob Blayne and Jess Harper stand against the men who want to kill Jess.
12 March 1963
Slim Sherman finds himself playing detective when he gets involved in with Tah-Za, an Arapaho who admits to murdering a hired hand of Slim's. Slim knows that Tah-Za is covering for someone else because the facts don't fit quite right. What Slim doesn't know is that Tah-Za is covering for his son Diamo, who accidentally shot Ben while he was protecting his pregnant wife. Meanwhile Daisy Cooper and Mike Williams find Diamo and his wife in the barn. Kindhearted Daisy takes them in to care for Winema as her time draws near. While Ben's brothers are trying to frame the Arapahoes for their thievery they are also bent on killing the man that's responsible for their brother's death.
19 March 1963
Irv Richards is a gambler and ex-con with a poor reputation around Laramie. His old gang come to Laramie to rob the mining payroll from the bank and they want Irv's help. He refuses but is 'convinced' to do it anyway when his daughter Ellen is threatened. Jess Harper was riding shotgun on the stage that was supposed to carry the payroll but wasn't able to pick it up because of flooding. The gang doesn't know this and try for the payroll anyway, but Richards double crosses them and is shot because they believe he stole the money. The wounded Richards meets up with Daisy Cooper and Mike Williams on the road and they take him back to Sherman Ranch and Relay Station, despite the fact the gang is searching for him. Richards wound is not fatal, yet. The damage done by the bullet will kill him in months. Slim Sherman and Jess Harper aren't happy with having Irv at the ranch but he can't be moved so now they are faced with protecting not only Daisy and Mike from Irv's gang but also Irv himself.
2 April 1963
Jess Harper finds that gold is at root of all evil while paying a visit to Stede Rhodes and his wife, Anne. They come across a loose pack mule that, on closer inspection, is carrying sacks upon sacks of gold. This causes Stede to turn on Jess when he disagrees with Stede over what to do with the gold. Jess meets up with Roger Canby, real owner of the gold and they chase down Anne and Stede, but Canby is not the jolly person he appears. He buried his two partners alive because of the gold and he'll do anything to keep it, including kill again. The tug of war over the gold could cost Jess a friend and his own life.
9 April 1963
Jess Harper is planning on riding shotgun on a stage run carrying a bank shipment when Dave Bryne tries to bribe him to look the other way. Jess tries to get Bryne arrested but skinflint stage office manager Art Potter won't press charges. To further complicate matters Potter finds out about Jess' checkered past and orders him to stay away from the stage. Mort Cory gets Jess to catch up with the stage outside town. The stage is robbed anyway with Mose and Jess getting wounded. Jess chases down the thief who grabbed the strong box but he doesn't have the money. It's now a case of who's got the money and puts Roy and Martha Halloran squarely in the cross hairs because Martha found the strong box and Roy insists on keeping the money, lying to friends and himself. His lies could cost him Martha, his friend Jess Harper, his honor and their lives.
16 April 1963
A bushwhacking attempt on Jess Harper reveals the wreckage of a Union gold wagon stolen by Confederate raiders and opens old wounds for Slim Sherman when accusations against his father helping the rebels are resurrected. Slim sets out with Maj. John Ellis and James Courtland, the officer accused of helping the rebels steal the gold wagons, to find the lost convoy and prove his father innocent of helping the Confederacy. They aren't the only one's interested in the lost gold convoy, there are others that will stop at nothing to get the gold, including the real Yankee traitor that helped steal the gold.
23 April 1963
Emil Viktor is on the run from a trumped up murder conviction and crooked Sheriff Vanton Madox and his posse. Emil has been killing Slim Sherman's cattle to feed his family, who living on a run down ranch near the mountains where he's been hiding. Slim Sherman and Jess Harper have been unable to capture the elusive stranger that's been paying for the slaughtered cattle. When Mike Williams admits to having been helped the mysterious stranger both Slim and Jess begin to have their doubts. The situation gets complicated when Jess is rescued by Emil after a bad fall and finds out the true story of why Sheriff Madox wants Emil Viktor dead.
30 April 1963
Jess Harper is critically wounded by Clint Buckner's gang when he attempts to prevent the ambush of the tumbleweed wagon transporting Clint's brother, Vern to his hanging in Cheyenne. With Jess needing a doctor, and not likely to survive the trip to Laramie, Marshal Branch McGary and Deputy Reb Carlson are forced to head for Ironwood and straight into the arms of Clint Buckner and his gang. Buckner kidnaps the town doctor in an attempt to force Marshal McGary to free his brother to save Jess' life.
7 May 1963
When ex-bounty hunter, turned preacher, John Holby is asked by a dying outlaw friend to cash his body in for a reward to build a new church, he accepts but it brings serious trouble from the rest of outlaw's gang.
Season 4, Episode 31: Trapped14 May 1963
Slim finds a young woman severely injured. Soon he finds that two men have kidnapped her, and is about to capture them when they are all caught by the girl's rancher father and his hired hands. The father assumes that Slim was the leader of the kidnappers and plans to have all three men hanged. Actually, one of the rancher's own men is in league with the two kidnappers, one of whom is a ruthless killer, the other a young man who is in love with the girl and was beaten by her father because of it, and wants to get even with him for his brutal methods.
21 May 1963
Ruth Franklin, working as a saloon girl, foils a plan by three men to rob Slim. Afterward she persuades Slim to come to her house and help her father, who plans to return $50,000 that he embezzled from a Helena bank (but has never spent). Slim agrees to take them to Helena, but they are trailed by the same men who had earlier planned to rob Slim and now hope to take the money Mr. Franklin is carrying for themselves.
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