The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 4, Episode 11

Frontier Woman (25 Nov. 1958)

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Earp receives a report of a wagon attacked by renegades. A group of freighters found them but were acting funny. Earp goes alone to investigate finding the freighters leaving two graves behind as he finds sign of a woman still alive.


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Episode cast overview:
Shotgun Gibbs
Jean Howell ...
Martha Hildreth
Tom Monroe ...
Jed Carney
Swede Olson
Virginia Dale ...
Mrs. Hildreth
Don Dillaway ...
Mr. Hildreth


The stage driver reports to Earp that he passed a group of freighters 30 miles outside of Dodge City who said renegades had attacked a wagon but the men were acting strange. Earp rides alone to the site where he finds the freighters led by Jed Carney preparing to leave and two graves. Jed tells Earp that the Hildreth couple was following them and attacked by renegades when they fell behind. Earp lets them leave while he investigates. He finds a picture of the couple plus their adult daughter. Looking for tracks he finds a set belonging to a woman leading into the rocks and caves. He finds Martha Hildreth with a butcher knife in shock. Realizing Earp is tracking her, Carney and his men come after them trapping them in a cave. Earp takes a wounded Carney prisoner along with a couple of his wounded men. The rest leave due to Earp's accurate shooting. Earp takes his three prisoners to the graves where he has them disinter the bodies. He forces them to turn over the wagon to which he ties ... Written by Anonymous

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Historians have written a great deal of nonsense about women on the Western frontier in the 1870s. Except for Indian raids, they were supposed to be protected by noble and chivalrous white men. Actually, the pioneer woman was in continual danger from bullies and hoodlums who joined the migration toward the West. The story of Martha Hildreth is a classic example of what it meant to be a pioneer woman.
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