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  • Mrs. McGill and her daughter live alone and broke on a 50 acre homestead near Dodge City. Ranchers want to use her water and pasture for their herds on the way to Dodge City but she is holding it for young Hap Dorsett from North Texas. Her hope is that her daughter Effie will marry Hap but Hap is having hard times as well and Effie is tired of ranch life. When cowhands try to cut her fence, she fires warning shots at them. Earp has warned her to call him to handle the problem but there is not time. When she realizes it is Effie's twenty-first birthday, she cashes in gold nuggets she had hidden to buy Effie new clothes. Her and her husband were forty niners who had found gold. Hap arrives but with a small herd of 100 head due to a drought so he feels his chances with Effie are not good. Word quickly spreads around town Mrs. McGill has gold which Earp tries to convince her to put into the bank but she hides it in her well. When a couple of cowboys kill her dog and break into her house looking for gold, she kills them. Effie changes her mind about Hap and Earp urges Mrs. McGill to join her daughter to help with Effie's new family.

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  • Mrs. McGill resorts to guns to save their water and pasture for Hap Dorsett who she hopes will marry her daughter. Earp has warned her to call him instead but the situation becomes worse when people learn she has gold hidden on her farm.

    - Written by Anonymous

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