The coming of the railroads vastly altered the cattle business, soon rendering cross-country trail drives unnecessary. Three cowboys, led by Will Parmalee, find the new West inhospitable to itinerant cattle drovers. Trouble seeks them out, and Matt Dillon finds himself on the opposite side of the law from his longtime friend Will. Written by
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Will Parmalee and gang, along with Matt and Festus, stop off at a town named North Fork. Unlike the fictional Northfork, New Mexico in the series The Rifleman
(1958), this North Fork is likely to be based on one of the real life North Forks. This may be the one that was located at one time in Oklahoma since Parmalee and gang were coming from Kansas and heading towards Texas. North Fork, Oklahoma is no longer in existence. It was covered by Eufaula Lake. See more
Y'know, Matt, I always figured I'd die a cow hand. Struck by lightning or under the hooves. But sittin' on leather. Not dangling at the end of a rope like some side of beef.