While traveling Trampas rescues Frank Colter from a runaway wagon and in so doing his horse is injured. Trampas is forced to stay over in Eagle Rock while his horse heals and becomes friends with the residents. Colter and others have rebuilt Eagle Rock hoping for the railroad to come through it based on inside information Colter learned in his previous job. A gambling tycoon wants to take over the city and sends Midge Conway to force the town to accept his terms and offers Conway control of the gambling in Eagle Rock if he gets the contract. Midge is an old friend of Trampas and must resort to rough methods to get what he wants from Colter and the town. Trampas hopes to stay out of the conflict.