Ben's old friend Major John Cayley plans to rob the Virginia City bank to finance his dream of constructing an airship capable of crossing the Atlantic. His scheme involves e diverting the attention of Virginia City's citizenry, including Ben's son Hoss, with a hot air balloon. Written by
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'Sidney Blackmer' made the first of his two appearances on the series in this episode, as Major John Cayley. He later appeared in "The Late Ben Cartwright" as the corrupt politician Samuel Endicott. See more