Dave Stafford comes to town looking to establish himself in North Fork. He's friendly and affable and is generally well-liked by everyone, including Lucas McCain. What no one knows is that Stafford has been sent there to make sure that North Fork doesn't get a planned railroad spur but that it go to a competing town. Stafford is hoping to be sent as the town's delegate to the railroad to plead their case but Lucas is chosen instead. The townsfolk begin to reconsider their decision when Lucas inherits $500 from a notorious outlaw. Written by
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In this and many episodes, Lucas McCain is wearing Wrangler jeans as depicted by the W on the back pockets and the rivets on the pockets. While the series was set in the 1880s, Wrangler jeans were not invented until 1947. See more
Mark, money is nothing but paper and green ink. The thing that gives it value is how its earned. Now an outlaw's money is never earned. Not the kind we want.
Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his riffle and then stares into the camera. See more