Bat's lucrative contract to build a railroad in Colorado is in jeopardy. His crew is menaced by natural disasters and then wagon loads of equipment are lost. Just when things it seems things can't get worse, Bat is arrested for murder.
In April of 1882 Bat Masterson has a contract to build a railroad in Colorado but it has been a hard fight against the forces of nature in the rough terrain. Bat has hired engineer Dick Jeffers to help him and the Irishman Walsh. As the three of them watch wagon loads of needed equipment arrive, the road blows up beneath the wagons destroying everything. The three men go to nearby Canyon City looking for tools but none are to be found. Bat decides to check with the Army who is planning to enlarge a nearby fort about borrowing or renting tools. The next morning he meets a Captain who is in charge of the supplies who agrees to rent the tools for a $500 bond. They return to the railroad with the new tools where progress begins again. Within a day a Lieutenant arrives in camp to confiscate the tools and arrest Bat for the murder of a supply Sergeant. The shocked Bat has to prove his innocence before he can finish his contract. Written by
Colorado in the spring of 1882. Nature resented the invasion of the railroads and battled fiercely to resist them. But the railroads had chosen wisely the general to lead the fight - Bat Masterson, the man who became a legend in his own time.
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