Adam and Hoss put their lives and the Cartwright reputation on the line to help German engineer, Philip Diedesheimer, convince greedy silver mine owners and shareholders to use his innovative honeycomb support system to improve mine shaft safety and save miners' lives. Written by
Did You Know?
This story's events were inspired by the real story of the German-born American immigrant engineer Philip Deidesheimer (1832-1916). Diedesheimer developed his square set timbering system for the Comstock Lode's Ophir Mine in Virginia City, Nevada in 1860. And just as portrayed in the story, Diedesheimer chose not to patent his revolutionary and life-saving innovation in mining. See more
In this episode, Hoss says he remembers his mom telling him stories and playing with him. In season 3, the episode "Inger, my love" it shows his mom dying just a few days after he was born. See more
Only the dead have time to wait, Adam. Our concerns are with the living.