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 is plaguing the Laramie area hurting the ranchers and Laramie. Most of the local ranchers are driving their herds to Calgary but against the advice of Jess, Slim refuses to join them. The merchants are requesting cash from Jess and Andy when they go to Laramie. While there they witness Hake Ballard gun down a man who rode into town before him. Due to Jess's statement Hake is cleared by the deputy. During a meal together Jess learns Hake is taking a herd to the Sweetwater mining district over the Cherokee Trail which impresses Jess. It is too late to join the Calgary drive but Jess suggests they join Hake on his drive even though Jonesy says it is a dangerous trail at this time of the year. Slim is informed personally by Frazer who runs the stage line that they having to close the line due to a loss of business. With this news Slim decides to take Jess's advice. Andy stays behind while Slim and Jess join Hake with Jonesy on the chuck wagon. They soon learn Hake is a hard but competent man but Jonesy has suspicions which are soon born out.
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
Jack Slade is the new stage line superintendent and he's a hard, ruthless man. He especially wants Jess Harper fired one way or another which doesn't set well with Jess or Slim Sherman. Adding to Slim's problems are the fact that all the relay teams and some of his best quarter horses have been stolen. Slim and Jess have tracked the thieves but they are holed up in a canyon and it would be suicide to go after them without help. Slim and Jess go after the stolen horses with Jack Slade, after establishing an uneasy truce with the company man. They get the horses back but there's a steep price to pay with Slade gunning all the men guarding the horses. One wounded man gets away and ends up at the ranch where Jonesy and Andy try to help. Tension escalates when Slade finds Jonesy and Andy protecting the wounded man and forcing Slim and Jess to side with them. The wounded man's outlaw brother is tracking him and forces a showdown with Slim, Jess and Slade when he takes Andy to bargain for his brother. It's a showdown that costs lives.
16 February 1960
Mary and Del Layton are held up and murdered for their strong box of money bu the murderer is interrupted by Mace Stringer and runs. An unassuming man, Mace becomes the town celebrity for bringing Del to town for help and riding with the posse, along with Slim Sherman, to capture the murderer. The problem is Del Layton dies and leaves the money to the town but nobody can find the strongbox. Mace Stringer provides very helpful clues but the townspeople begin to think Slim has stolen the money because of Mace. Some also think that Slim let the murderer 'escape' only to be shot. Mace is the big man in town and he wants Sally from the saloon. He wants her bad enough to lie, cheat and murder for the Layton's money and Slim has to figure it out before it's too late and his reputation is ruined.
23 February 1960
Jess Harper travels to Patterson Ranch for Slim Sherman and finds himself up to his gun belt in trouble. T.J. Patterson owns the stage line and he's been robbed of money that belongs to the company. The thief is Tom Mannering, the man his daughter Gloria loves and the loss of the money could ruin the stage line. Jess refuses the job to track Mannering to Alta Mesa until he finds out that Slim has an obligation to Patterson. He grudgingly accepts the job but enemies dog his trail and Gloria Patterson is following so that he doesn't gun down Mannering. Also on Mannering's trail is the man that he was supposed to give Patterson's money to. Gloria and Jess are finding that they are attracted to each other but it complicates the chase until they catch up with Mannering and Gloria get her eyes opened to the real Tom Mannering. Mannering's partner wants the money and he doesn't care who he kills to get it, including Jess Harper.
1 March 1960
Frank Buckley went to prison for killing Cameron Gault's son Jay and he took a secret to prison with him. Now it's five years later and he's back in Laramie, paroled to Slim Sherman and there are those in town that don't want him back. His only allies are Slim, Jess Harper and Laurie Allen, Doc Allen's daughter. It doesn't help Frank's case that Cameron Gault raised him as his own and that Chad Morgan, Gault's foreman, has designs on taking over the Gault empire and he's going to use every dirty trick in the book to make sure Frank Buckley goes back to prison. Morgan also targets Slim by threatening the stage drivers and nearly killing Jess by wrecking a stage. It's only when the secret is revealed that Frank and Laurie can get on with their lives and set the record straight about Jay Gault's death.
8 March 1960
The Laramie bank has been robbed Vernon Kane and a popular deputy killed. Slim Sherman trails the bandit into the desert and catches up with him in the company of Deborah and Jack Farnum. Jack is a gambler and Deborah, his long suffering wife and they're in the desert searching for gold. When Kane comes upon them, one of their horses has died and he claims he's being trailed by a desperado. When Slim comes along Kane's glib tongue has the couple siding with him against Slim. Slim is able to force the small band to go back to Laramie but it's a desperate fight for survival with little water, no rest and little help. Who will survive?
15 March 1960
Billy Pardee makes an unsuccessful attempt at robbing the Wells Fargo office in Laramie, killing the deputy sheriff in the process. When Pardee's partners attempt to break him out of jail, Sheriff Cory is wounded and presses Slim Sherman into service as acting sheriff with Jess Harper as his deputy. It's a job that Slim doesn't want but there's nobody else to protect Laramie from Tom Creighton, outlaw leader out to make sure that Billy doesn't hang for murder. With most of the townsfolk afraid to stand against Creighton, the odds are against Slim and Jess living long enough to carry out the execution an hour after dawn.
22 March 1960
It's the sod-busters against the ranchers and the homesteaders have hired Gil Martin and his crew to protect them against cattlemen intent on driving them out of Laramie. Gil Martin has a different agenda and it involves starting a range war instead of stopping it. Slim Sherman and Jess Harper are trying to keep a lid on a volatile situation, which is only made worse when rancher Luke Rawlins is murdered and the homesteaders are blamed. The Laramie Basin is in danger of blowing wide open and its up to Slim, Jess and the homesteaders to get to the truth behind Gil Martin before it's too late.
29 March 1960
The cattle market is depressed which forces Slim Sherman and Jess Harper to hit the trail looking for a better place to sell cattle. The town of Agate is the middle of brewing range war when Slim and Jess ride into town. Circumstances find them hired as the city marshals, putting them between Terry Blake and the rest of ranchers in the area. It's a case of accusations and counter claims as Slim and Jess unravel the mystery of Terry's rustled cattle, putting them at odds with the very men that hired them. Men who would see the pair dead before they find out the full truth of what is really going on in Agate.
5 April 1960
Jess Harper is on the run from the law after killing a U.S. marshal in Laramie when he meets up with Vern Jamieson on the trail. Vern, having witnessed the murder, offers Jess a position with Owen Cantrell and Loren Corteen in their private army in the border dispute between the U.S. and Canada. Corteen is fostering a rebellion in the neutral territory and using as many gunmen as he can hire to fill the ranks. Jess agrees but it's evident early on that he doesn't quite fit in with the rest of the gun slicks that have been hired. He's causing too much trouble, asking too many questions and getting too friendly with the wrong girl. Jess is forced to kill Jamieson when the latter figures out that Jess isn't what he appears. His actions trap Jess in Corteen's lair and the only way out will be at the business end of a gun during the raid on a U.S. Army supply train. It's a race against time for Jess to prevent the raid, save the supply train and stop Corteen and Cantrell. His only ally in his dangerous game is the girl he got too friendly with.
12 April 1960
Slim Sherman gets involved in a fracas with the surly Glen Bentley while rushing Jonesy into Laramie to see the doctor. Bentley is part of a wagon train laying over on the outskirts of town and is a loudmouthed bully. later in the day, Slim is forced into a gunfight with Bentley when the latter pulls a gun on an unarmed man. Bentley is badly wounded and later dies when the doctor can't be found in time. Though Slim is cleared of wrong doing at the sheriff's inquest, Ross, the assistant wagon master wants the job of wagon master, and will stoop to anything including lies to get it. He kidnaps Slim to try him for murder according to wagon train rules. Facing a hangman's noose Slim's only hope lies in the widow of the dead man and the wagon master seeing past the lies of Ross.
19 April 1960
Deputy Marshal Jess Harper and the Marshal are on the trail of Frank Bannister and his gang for two weeks when Bannister turns the tables on them along the Santa Fe trail in New Mexico. Afoot and with nowhere else to run they make for Fort Defiance Trading Post with Bannister close on their heels. The men, headed by Clint Gentry, who live at the trading post rescue Jess and the marshal but one their own, Reb who gave Jess and the marshal time to run, is captured. Bannister is willing to trade, giving Clint an ultimatum, Jess and the marshal for his friend Reb. Gentry is caught between a rock and a hard place and so are Jess and the marshal.
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.
27 September 1960
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 Sherman is riding shotgun on $10,000 of stage line money he needs to deliver to the office in Rockland City. One hold up is foiled but a second attempt by the stage driver, Frank Skinner, in Rockland City results in the death of Jack Adams, well liked manager of the stage office, and the loss of the money. The posse is unable to track Skinner and the sheriff is suspicious of Slim, when he starts cozying up to Skinner's girl, Annie. Slim is using Annie to find Skinner and it doesn't set well with him, especially when Annie starts having feelings for him he can't return. But his gamble pays off when Skinner's brother shows up takes Annie to Mesa Verde and Frank. Slim follows but his hunt for Skinner could cost him his life when Frank uses Annie to lure Slim into an ambush.
11 October 1960
Outlaws rob the Laramie bank but one of them is shot and killed by the sheriff during the chase. The outlaw is riding a palomino horse with the Sherman Ranch brand so the sheriff returns the horse to Slim Sherman, hoping that Slim can identify the outlaw. Since the palomino, Cyclone, was stolen the year before Slim can't help. The arrival of Cyclone causes problems between Slim and his brother Andy when the high strung animal starts breaking fences and harassing the other Sherman horses. When Slim threatens to get rid of Cyclone, Andy takes Cyclone and runs away, only to find himself out of the frying pan and into the fire, first being injured in a windstorm and then getting rescued by the outlaws who robbed the bank. Boone Caudie sees Andy as a means of winning the widow Hannah's hand. His partners aren't happy with the arrangement and Andy's life is on the line when Pike and Dallas don't want him around when they rob the bank in Casper. Slim, who has been searching for Andy just might find him too late.
18 October 1960
Jess Harper comes to Danver's Pass looking for Dan Preston and immediately runs afoul of Matt Jessup and his gang. Jessup owns the town and Jess is asking too many questions about Dan Preston. Preston is a prospector who helped Jess out of jam once and he's contacted Jess needing his help. Everybody in town denies ever hearing of Preston but circumstances convince Jess that whoever isn't in Jessup's pocket, like the sheriff, is too scared to talk. What little help he gets is from Mae at the hotel and Chuck, the deputy sheriff. When Jess' stubborn search nearly gets him killed, it's Mae who comes to his aid and admits what she knows about Dan and his gold strike. Time is running out for Dan unless Jess, Mae and Chuck can rescue him from Jessup's clutches and they'll risk their lives doing it.
25 October 1960
Money is a little tight at Sherman Ranch and Relay Station which forces Slim Sherman and Jess Harper to become mustangers to make ends meet. While catching mustangs they save Luke Gregg's life and Slim ends up offering Luke a spot at the ranch. There's something about Gregg that doesn't set well with Jess, especially when Gregg brings up something in Slim's past, about his involvement with Ed McKeever and what happened at Adobe Wells. Slim and Andy's trust in Gregg is matched by Jess' mistrust and causes dissension between them. When Mort Cory is shot and wounded Jess believes it was Ed McKeever because Mort was with Slim during the Adobe Wells incident. Slim heads to town when the wounded Cory sends for him prompting Jess to stay behind to protect Andy and his suspicions are proved when McKeever and his men show up to set up an ambush for Slim. With Jess and Andy out of commission, Slim will be walking into a trap.
1 November 1960
The stage line is expanding and needs horses but they are competing with the Army for stock. Slim Sherman and Jess Harper, hoping to capitalize on the premium the stage company is offering, decide to buy stock from Sam Bronson in Colorado to sell to the stage line. Jess, having cheated on the coin toss with Slim, gets more than he bargained for on the trip. Sam Bronson's runaway daughter, horse thieves and a two-timing murdering Romeo are what's in store for him as he tries to get the horses back to Laramie by the July 1st deadline to collect the bonus.
15 November 1960
Vern Clark arrives at Sherman Ranch and Relay station with his new wife finds that he's now the new marshal in Laramie since the Torrey brothers have just killed Marshal Blanton. Clark and Jess Harper mix about as well as oil and water and Jess refuses to be deputized by Clark until a neighbor is killed by the Torrey brothers. Jess rides into town to join the posse being formed by Clark. The posse finds themselves out-gunned by the Torrey gang and Clark breaks and runs after being grazed by a bullet. Believing himself a coward, Clark refuses to perform his duties, leaving Jess to try and organize the citizens of Laramie to defend themselves against the gang. Jess is banking on Clark realizing that he is not a coward and that he has a job to do no matter how scared he is.
22 November 1960
Sam Jarrad is a bounty hunter turned sheriff of Willow, Colorado and Jess Harper has become a man with a price on his head for killing Blake Wilkie. Jarrad comes to Laramie with a warrant for Jess, an affidavit from a dead man and his eye on the bounty. Jess has no choice to but to go with Jarrad but Slim is hot on their trail after being deputized by the Laramie sheriff to see that Jess makes it to Willow alive. The Wilkies own Willow and Jess doesn't believe he'll get a fair trial, despite Slim's assurances, and effects an escape. Exhausted, Jess is easily recaptured, which puts him at odds with Slim. When word spreads that Jarrad has Jess in custody, it's fair game for others to collect the price on Jess' head. But the burning question is if neither Jess nor his dead partner killed Blake Wilkie, then the person who did is framing Jess for murder and doesn't want him making it to Willow alive.
29 November 1960
Slim Sherman arrives in Laramie to buy supplies and finds the town pretty much empty, due to rumors of a gold strike in Cherry Creek. Slim's arrival coincides with Tom Bedloe and his gang who started the rumor of the gold strike. Unable to get help and outnumbered, Slim has to play criminal in order stay alive and free. It's a desperate gamble since Tom Bedloe has another agenda, he's looking for the daughter he's never seen. Complicating Slim's plan is Duke, Bedloe's right hand man, who distrusts Slim and his story. When his cover is blown it will cost Slim his life until Bedloe's daughter reveals herself to save him and her stepbrother.
6 December 1960
Fran Ericson, a woman from Slim Sherman's past, arrives in Laramie with one agenda, to ruin the stage company that ruined her father. It begins with a group of thugs roughing up Slim, Jess Harper and their friend Smudge at the relay station and follows with Kem Backer, a man who has an offer that Slim shouldn't refuse. Break his contract with Overland and become a relay station on a new stage line. Other station owners have signed but Slim stubbornly refuses to break his contract with Overland and finds out that Fran Ericson is one of the investors behind the new line. The violence escalates and Fran is faced with the consequences of her desire for revenge. Backer has too much to loose to back off now. There's going to be a showdown at Sherman Ranch and only one winner.
13 December 1960
When Ben Parkison's youngest son is accidentally shot and killed on Sherman land it revives a years old feud between the Parkison's and the Sherman's. Ben challenges Slim Sherman to a duel that the young rancher doesn't want to fight, despite pressure from Parkison and the citizens of Laramie. It isn't until Ben Parkison kidnaps Jess Harper and threatens to kill him that Slim risks his life to save Jess from hanging.
27 December 1960
It's Christmas at Sherman Ranch and Relay Station and the Sioux are on the warpath. A strange group of refugees have taken shelter at the station with Slim Sherman and Jess Harper; a bitter army widow, a lonely orphan boy, a gun-runner, a business man and his wife, a bandit and a gold filled strongbox. The atmosphere is far from festive with Sioux braves surrounding the ranch trying to kill the occupants. The only thing that seems to draw this disparate group together is one small orphan boy. Despite the desperate odds against their survival, they manage to cobble together a Christmas for the boy and one will give his life so that the rest can survive.
3 January 1961
Kuba Smith is a wily old outlaw on the run from a posse and with substantial price on his head. When he kills the sheriff chasing him he concocts a devious plan to switch identities with the dead man and lure a hapless stranger into thinking he killed Kuba Smith for the reward. Unfortunately the strangers he picks are Slim Sherman and Jess Harper who collect the reward, only to have it stolen from them by Kuba Smith himself. With the only clues the name on a watch and a location from ten years previous, Slim heads off to Prairie Lee to find Kuba's wife, only he finds Kuba's daughter Jane, instead. Kuba is hiding out with Jane and the chase turns into a battle of wits between Slim and Kuba but things are never what they seem.
10 January 1961
Clay Jackson, a charming self-styled Robin Hood, has come to Laramie to ply his trade; to rob from the rich and befriend the poor so that witnesses to his thieving ways are few. His presence creates friction between Slim Sherman and Jess Harper, with Jess beholden to Jackson for saving his life. When Jackson goes free after his trial for holding up the Laramie stage, events are set into motion to drive Jackson to steal again, only it costs the deputy sheriff his life. Slim is set to avenge the deputy, despite the fact that Jackson is the faster gun, which puts Jess between his best friend and the man who saved his life. Slim's determination to bring Clay Jackson to justice could cost both Jess and Slim their lives.
24 January 1961
Joe Cloud, a Native American, is murdered by Carl Vail while working for Slim Sherman. When Slim prefers charges of murder against Carl it pits the rancher against the town and the Vail family. To get justice for Joe, Slim wires Gen. Taylor Roberts for help. In the meantime Sherman ranch is being harassed and when Luke Vail, outlaw, comes home he tries to intimidate Slim into backing off. Slim fails to be intimidates and Carl Vail is found guilty of murder and sentenced to hang. It's the town of Laramie against Slim, Jess and Gen. Roberts, who want nothing more than to see justice carried out for Joe Cloud. Carl Vail escapes when Slim and Jess try to get him to the fort but help comes from an unexpected source and justice will be served.
31 January 1961
Clint Wade comes to Sherman Ranch and Relay station to force Jess Harper to lead him to where Jess caught up to his brother Roy five years previous. Clint wants the $80,000 in gold that his brother hid and Jess is the only one that can lead Clint to the gold. Faced with a life or death decision, Jess has no choice but to agree and it's an arduous trek through the desert over a route Jess barely remembers. They are soon overtaken by Clint's cell mate Deke Belden and suddenly it's Belden calling the shots. When they arrive at the old mission where Jess caught up with Roy, Jess' life becomes forfeit but they aren't alone. Someone saves Jess but it allows Clint and Deke the opportunity to find the gold. It becomes everyman for himself and Jess just may end up on the losing end of any bargain.
14 February 1961
Slim Sherman and Jess Harper are in Jackson City to buy cattle from George Lake when he reneges on the deal, leaving Slim steaming mad and ready for a fight. When Lake is later killed, circumstantial evidence points to Slim as the murderer. Jess is Slim's only hope to clear him of the murder. The puzzle gets only more convoluted with a odd assortment of characters all looking for a Durango cavalry spur that is purported to contain a map to the fabled Lost Dutchman Mine. Lake was murdered for it and the only man that can clear Slim wants it. With everyone double-crossing everyone else, Jess has to find the spur if he wants to save Slim. He just has to live long enough to do it.
21 February 1961
Troy McCanles has set her cap for Jess Harper and has shown up at the ranch to pickup where they left off in Texas, much to Slim Sherman's amusement. Jess wants nothing to do with Troy, seeing as her and her outlaw family nearly got him lynched in Laredo. Troy hasn't quite shaken loose of her outlaw family either, as she promised Jess. They've followed her to Laramie and are determined to make trouble for her. When Slim falls for Troy he has no idea about her outlaw past until she admits all to him. But blood is thicker than water as Slim finds out.
7 March 1961
Ben Yuma is badly wounded in a train robbery and badly needs a doctor. He and his gang have holed up in the caves near Laramie where he sends his brother for the doctor. Slim Sherman has gone to Laramie to fetch the Doc Kingsley, the vet, for his prize mare. He also picks up Sandy, one of saloon girls that has been asked to leave town. On the way to the ranch, in a case of mistaken identity, Phil Yuma kidnaps all three thinking that Doc Kingsley is a medical doctor. Kingsley is forced to remove the bullet from Ben Yuma but all is not well within the gang's ranks. Someone in the gang shot Ben and the dissension puts Slim, Doc Kingsley and Sandy in danger. What they don't know is that Jess Harper, after hearing a strange story from Mose the stage driver, has been trailing them into the hills. It's now a question of whether or not Jess will reach them in time to help.
14 March 1961
Marshal Jim Craig is escorting Gil Spanner to Cheyenne to testify against Chad Farrell, but Gil is anything but cooperative and Craig is now nursing broken ribs. With Farrell's men on their trail to stop Spanner from testifying, the sheriff of Laramie out of town, Craig takes Spanner to Sherman Ranch for help, putting Slim Sherman and Jess Harper in the thick of things. They find an unlikely ally in Val Farrell, Chad's wife, who wants nothing more than to see her husband hang. They are trapped in the ranch house with Farrell's men on every side and their own numbers dwindling. With night falling and Slim already wounded, it's up to Jess and Spanner to take a huge gamble and try and catch Farrell's men in a crossfire so they can survive.
Season 2, Episode 22: Rimrock21 March 1961
Slim Sherman stumbles upon murder victim Hap Matthews and ends up getting shot by the murderer and left to die. Jess Harper saves his partner and ends up trailing the suspect to the town of Rimrock. A town with many secrets and lies being covered up by Sheriff Grant McLintock and his deputy. When Jess pushes too hard for answers to the murder of Hap Matthews and the wounding of Slim Sherman, he's framed for attempting to murder Holly Matthews, Hap's daughter. Caught by the ruthless sheriff and his vicious deputy Jess has to escape and prove he's innocent and that the sheriff's brother Charlie is the murderer, or be killed. Jess learns that the sheriff's secrets could cost him his life.
4 April 1961
Cory Lake is the half breed heir to a large ranch that he wishes to give to his mother's Cheyenne people, much to the disgust of his uncle and cousins. His uncle has Cory committed to an asylum so that he can sell the ranch out from under Cory. When Slim Sherman finds out he goes to see Cory but Doc Tolan claims that Cory is criminally insane. With Slim trying get Cory legally released, he escapes and makes matters worse by attacking Slim. Slim is left no choice but to join the posse chasing Cory and convince him to give up. It's desperate race to keep Jud from murdering Cory and it might cost Slim his life.
11 April 1961
Slim Sherman is hired to take Professor Landfield into the badlands to hunt for gold. Slim doesn't know that the professor is really Morgan Bennett, member of the Plummer gang who's escaped from prison, and that he is after the gang's loot buried in the badlands. What Slim doesn't know just may end up costing him his life and it's up to Jess Harper, with the help of ne'er do wells Pete and Len Dixson, to save Slim and bring Morgan Bennett to justice.
Season 2, Episode 25: The Debt18 April 1961
Harry Markle is trailed into Laramie by a bounty hunter and turned over to acting deputy sheriff Jess Harper for the night. Jess owes Markle his life when Markle cut him from a hangman's noose years earlier. Markle is now accused of robbing the American Mail Company and killing the night watchman and he claims he's as innocent as Jess was on that long ago day. Jess repays the debt at the expense of his reputation, by letting Markle go then goes to Daggett to prove Markle's claim. He takes a job with the mail company and starts nosing around. Someone at the company office is a blackmailer and someone a murderer as Jess gets closer to the truth. The closer he gets the more dangerous it becomes. Proving Markle innocent may cost Jess his life.
25 April 1961
Fred Powers is down on his luck and on the run when he meets up with Jess Harper. Jess and Slim Sherman help out the stranger by giving him a job and a place to stay, even after finding out that Fred has been dodging gunslingers out for the price on his head, put there by the father of a man he killed in a fair fight. Fred settles enough to start courting a local girl but the peace doesn't last and he is forced to go on the run again after Jess is beaten by a pair of gunmen looking for him. Not wanting to leave Laramie without saying good-bye to his girl he finds that she and her family are hostages of the gunmen. It's up to Slim, Jess and Fred to rescue them and not lose their lives in the process.
2 May 1961
9 May 1961
Slim Sherman is on his way home when he is shanghaied to become Billy Pore, a convict to be delivered to the Tumbleweed Wagon that takes convicted men to prison. The real Billy Pore was shot by the farmer that was delivering him to the wagon and, desperate for $100 bounty on delivery, Slim becomes the substitute. Despite his denials, Slim is imprisoned with the rest of the men on the wagon, one of whom is expecting his gang to help him escape. Slim is in a race against time, desperate to have the marshal's believe him before the wagon is ambushed. His only hope is the farmer's son convincing his father to go back and tell the marshals the truth about what they did before it's too late.
16 May 1961
Jess Harper is riding shotgun on an $30,000 Army payroll being shipped to Green River on the stage and using the old road through the dry lands proves to be an almost fatal mistake when Shelly Stack and his men bushwhack the stage, helped by Scotty the stage driver. In a fit of rage when Jess fights back, Stack takes everything off the stage and leaves Scotty, Jess and the passengers to die. Stripping what they can from the stage the five set off across the desert trailing Stack and his men. It's a perilous journey with no food, no water, no horses and no weapons but it becomes evident that there is no honor among thieves as, one by one, they find bodies of the gang as they trek through the wasteland. For Jess Harper this journey will end one way only when he and the surviving passengers make it to Rawlings.
23 May 1961
Doc Longley is a wily old outlaw looking to live out his last years in peace where he grew up, which is Laramie. Someone in his gang doesn't want him to and they've framed him for the murder of the deputy sheriff in Laramie. With no one to trust Longley turns to Slim Sherman for help, to the dismay of the young rancher. Slim owes Longley his life having been saved by the outlaw when he was a boy. Longley has also threatened Jess Harper's life if Slim refuses. Caught between the law and the old outlaw, Slim has little choice but he'll only do it if Longley turns himself in to prove he's innocent. Longley's gang breaks him out of jail when the hearing goes against him and he finally finds out who in his gang wants him dead but Slim could end up another victim in their plot to get Longley's money.
30 May 1961
Dixie Howard is on the run, one step ahead of a bounty hunter when he and his companion Julie stop in Laramie to pick up a supply of whiskey. Dixie is forced into a gunfight and he ends up killing one of the stage drivers. He's wounded and desperate for help, sending Julie to contact Jess Harper. Jess and Dixie rode together when Jess was young and he feels an obligation toward the man which puts him at odds with Slim Sherman, who's concerned that Jess doesn't see Dixie Howard for the killer he's become. Gradually Jess comes to realize that Dixie is no longer the man he once knew and that could be very dangerous for both Jess and Julie.
6 June 1961
The Sioux are raiding in the Laramie basin and making it dangerous for stage traffic to use the Laramie road. Slim Sherman suggests using the Old Laramie road until things settle down but the road needs repair. With Jess Harper off scouting for the Army, Slim manages to round up a odd assortment of citizens to work on the road but they find themselves under attack almost from the beginning and it's not by the Sioux. Someone in their small band is systematically picking them off one by one. Bad luck is dogging them at every turn as Slim tries to solve the mystery of who is doing the killing and why. He might find the answers a little too late.
13 June 1961
Slim Sherman is in town representing the stage line in a contract with Sheila Dawson for getting right of way through her property. She's the widow of an outlaw with no head for running a ranch and she's been having bad luck in keeping a foreman, with the current one in jail. Except he's actually an investigator for the stage company. He asks Slim to take the job of foreman because he's convinced that the money Sheila's husband stole and hid before he died is somewhere on the ranch. Slim takes the job but no one is what they seem from the hands to Sheila herself. As Slim gets closer to the truth about the money the more danger he's in until the truth is finally revealed.
26 September 1961
Slim Sherman and Jess Harper rescue a troupe of Japanese entertainers on their way east when their wagon breaks down near the ranch. Following the wagon closely are a trio of outlaws that believe the troupe is carrying a fortune in opium and they want it. The only thing that they carry is one small boy named Mike Williams who they'd found unconscious on the side of the road. Due to the broken axle on the wagon they are forced lay over at Sherman Ranch to make repairs and give Slim and Jess a lesson in Japanese culture, though it leaves Jess a little bruised. Determined to repay Slim and Jess for their kindness, the troupe puts on an evenings entertainment that turns violent when the outlaws take over the ranch looking for the opium. Instead of opium the outlaws find something far more explosive and Slim and Jess find themselves temporary guardians to Mike.
Season 3, Episode 2: Ladies Day3 October 1961
Slim Sherman and Jess Harper are in a bind. They need a housekeeper, fast, to help corral the energetic Mike Williams so that he can live at the ranch permanently. Enter Daisy Cooper, who has arrived at Sherman Ranch believing that she is owner of a store in Sherman, Wyoming. Also coming on the stage is Sam Willet, posing as a doctor, and curvaceous Sally Malone, who is applying for the housekeeper job. Then there's the complications of the bounty hunter looking for Willet and Judge Henry coming to see if Slim and Jess are suitable guardians for Mike. Things only go from bad worse when Jess is forced to shoot the bounty hunter, Sam Willet shows his true colors and the judge arrives. Somehow Daisy manages to make sure everything turns out, with a little bit of help from Mike, Slim and Jess.
10 October 1961
Daisy Cooper and Jess Harper get more that they bargained for when Daisy takes Jess to the dentist in Cheyenne and he ends up deputized to escort prisoner Hobey Devon back to Laramie. Devon robbed the bank in Laramie and got caught, but not before he hid the stolen money somewhere near Jubilee. Now the gang he was with is going to hijack the stage to get Devon but their inside man jumps the gun and now the stage is on the Old Laramie road to elude them. When the stage breaks down Jess, Hobey, Daisy and the rest of the passengers must head to the ghost town of Jubilee if they are to hide from the gang. With help from Daisy and even Devon, Jess may just have a chance of getting them all back to Laramie alive.
17 October 1961
Daisy Cooper hoodwinks Slim Sherman and Jess Harper into painting the barn roof while she and Mike head to town, much to their chagrin. Neither Slim nor Jess planned on Ben, Carl and John Sanford using Sherman Ranch to hang Joe Vance, who's being transferred to Fort Leavenworth. Vance murdered Warren Sanford and Ben is after his own brand of justice and not what the court handed out. Slim and Jess are trapped into helping when the Sanford's threaten to harm Daisy and Mike if they don't. It's one of the Sanford's though, that springs the trap for Vance prematurely, allowing Slim and Jess the opening they need to stop the murderous Carl from going too far.
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
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
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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