While trying to deal with cattle rustlers Ben learns of a strike at the Thunderhead Mine. Suspecting foul play he decides to do some investigating of new owners Furnas and Cunningham, and also talks to the former owners Bronson
Mary Parson is murdered and her family says she was on her way to meet little Joe, but he knows nothing about it. Joes is arrested for her murder when a credible witness says he saw them together the day of the murder.
The Dream Riders
Major John Cayley, and old friend of Ben's, comes to the Ponderosa to carry out an experiment with is hot air balloon, which he says is for the Army. Ben is unaware that Cayley and his men are planning to rob the back and use t
Elizabeth, My Love
Adam is battling a high fever and Ben keeps vigil, as he recalls his courtship with his first wife Elizabeth, The daughter of the man Ben served under as First mate, Captain Abel Morgan Stoddard. When the Captain was forced to
A family of prosperous ranchers led by widower Ben Cartwright deals with the mining interests of their Nevada town as well as various people who cross their paths.
Hoss comes to the defense of Widow McClure who is being harassed by Arthur Bolling. During the scuffle Arthur Bolling's gun goes off and he accidentally kills himself. At the funeral Arthur's brother comes and is in search of t