Wednesday, September 15th, 1965
1: Palms of Glory
In the series premiere, the railroad has hired men to force the farmers and ranchers of Stockton off land acquired by the railroad. An angry young man, Heath, shows up at the Barkley ranch claiming to be the late Tom Barkleys' illegitimate son.
Wednesday, September 22nd, 1965
2: Forty Rifles
While preparing for a major cattle drive, Heath has difficulty being accepted as a Barkley by the ranch hands. Nick's former commander in the war comes for an unexpected visit.
Wednesday, September 29th, 1965
3: Boots with My Father's Name
While Stockton honors the memory of Tom Barkley, Victoria searches for answers about Tom and Heath's mother.
Wednesday, October 6th, 1965
4: Young Marauders
Audra is saved by a man who claims to be a mustang hunter, but his band of marauders is extorting protection money from the farmers and ranchers of Stockton.
Wednesday, October 13th, 1965
5: The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner
Victoria sells land to an old friend, keeping a promise made many years before, while Jarrod supports a plan to flood the land to benefit the entire valley.
Wednesday, October 20th, 1965
While Heath investigates violence at one of the Barkley mines, he discovers that the miners hate the Barkley family for promises that have not been kept by the mines' managing partner.
Wednesday, October 27th, 1965
7: Winner Lose All
While the Barkleys are involved in a land dispute with a neighbor, Heath falls for the neighbor's daughter, who has recently returned from the east.
Wednesday, November 3rd, 1965
8: My Son, My Son
An old childhood friend of Audra's returns and surprises her at her birthday party. She doesn't know that he is dangerous and emotionally disturbed.
Wednesday, November 10th, 1965
An earthquake traps Victoria with several others in a forgotten mine shaft under the mission church.
Wednesday, November 17th, 1965
10: The Murdered Party
Jarrod defends a man accused of murder, even though the only witness to the crime is his own brother, Heath.
Wednesday, November 24th, 1965
11: The Way to Kill a Killer
While on his way to sell his herd of cattle, Nick's friend Mariano Montoya discovers that anthrax has infected the herd.
Wednesday, December 1st, 1965
12: Night of the Wolf
When Nick is bitten by a rabid wolf, he makes Heath swear not to say a word and leaves town so his family will not have to witness what will happen to him.
Wednesday, December 8th, 1965
13: The Guilt of Matt Bentell
Matt Toddman, the new foreman of the Barkley's logging operations to dinner, is discovered to be Matt Bentell, the former commander of a prison camp where Heath had been held.
Wednesday, December 15th, 1965
14: The Brawlers
A group of Irish immigrants settle down on Barkley land, believing that they bought the land legally.
Wednesday, December 22nd, 1965
15: Judgement in Heaven
Jarrod decides to bring Maybelle Williams, one of his clients, home for Christmas.
Wednesday, December 29th, 1965
16: The Invaders
While out counting cattle, Heath comes across a dead cow and is shot by the same rawhiders who killed the cow.
Wednesday, January 5th, 1966
17: By Fires Unseen
Nick returns from a trip from San Francisco with a big surprise - a fiance.
Wednesday, January 19th, 1966
18: A Time to Kill
Jarrod is visited by an old law school friend who is being followed by the Secret Service.
Wednesday, February 2nd, 1966
19: Teacher of Outlaws
Mistaken for the schoolteacher, Victoria is kidnapped by an outlaw who wishes to learn to read.
Wednesday, February 9th, 1966
20: Under a Dark Star
A guilt ridden Jarrod offers to help a man that he helped to convict of a crime that Jarrod now knows that he did not commit.
Wednesday, February 16th, 1966
21: Barbary Red
While having a birthday drink at The Barbary Red saloon with two of his ranch hands, Nick is shanghaied.
Wednesday, February 23rd, 1966
22: The Death Merchant
Handy Random, the man who killed the man that killed Tom Barkley, comes to visit the Barkley family during a property dispute.
Wednesday, March 2nd, 1966
23: The Fallen Hawk
Heath feels that his friend's injury and paralysis is his fault, and ends up being used by the man.
Wednesday, March 9th, 1966
A man comes to the ranch looking for Heath and is shot by bounty hunters.
Wednesday, March 23rd, 1966
25: Into the Widow's Web
Heath's childhood sweetheart Liberty Keane suddenly reappears in his life, bringing unexpected trouble.
Wednesday, March 30th, 1966
26: By Force and Violence
When Victoria and Heath take a wagon full of supplies up to the Barkley lodge to prepare for the arrival of the rest of family, their pleasant ride soon turns into a nightmare.
Wednesday, April 6th, 1966
27: The River Monarch
A boy discovers the wreckage of a long-lost riverboat, the River Monarch, which was said to be carrying a large shipment of gold.
Wednesday, April 13th, 1966
28: The Midas Man
Audra falls for a shrewd financier, who has come to the valley to capitalize on a drought that has left most of the ranchers in need of loans.
Wednesday, April 20th, 1966
29: Tunnel of Gold
Bert Jason's new store is used by outlaws who tunnel into the next building to steal the Barkley's gold shipment.
Wednesday, April 27th, 1966
30: Last Train to the Fair
While on their way to the fair in Sacramento, Audra is stricken with a severe case of appendicitis. Fortunately, there is a doctor on board, but he is being chased down by men who wish to see him hang.
Monday, September 12th, 1966
1: The Lost Treasure
A man arrives at the Barkley Ranch and claims that he is Heath's father, causing Heath to question his parentage.
Monday, September 19th, 1966
2: Legend of a General (pt. 1)
While Heath is in Mexico visiting General Ruiz, the general escapes arrest by fleeing to the Barkley ranch.
Monday, September 26th, 1966
3: Legend of a General (2)
Nick and Jarrod head to Mexico to break out Heath, who has already broken out and been recaptured.
Monday, October 3rd, 1966
4: Caesar's Wife
A friend of Audra has a new, very young, stepmother who likes him as more than a son and is jealous of Audra.
Monday, October 10th, 1966
Victoria heads alone into the desert to find a sick indian before he reaches, and infects, his people.
Monday, October 17th, 1966
6: The Martyr
Jarrod defends a Basque sheepherder.
Monday, October 31st, 1966
Joshua Hawks, a candidate for governor, comes to Stockton with accusations against Tom Barkley.
Monday, November 7th, 1966
8: The Velvet Trap
A woman asks Nick for help, saying she is on the run from her former outlaw boyfriend.
Monday, November 14th, 1966
9: The Man from Nowhere
While traveling to represent the State Land Commission, Jarrod is injured and has amnesia.
Monday, November 21st, 1966
10: The Great Safe Robbery
Bumbling thieves hold Victoria and Audra hostage as they try to open a safe at the train station.
Monday, November 28th, 1966
11: The Iron Box
While traveling, Nick and Heath buy a bull from a man who subsequently has them arrested for stealing it.
Monday, December 5th, 1966
12: Last Stage to Salt Flats
Victoria, Jarrod, Heath, and their travelling companions are left stranded in the desert without water by three stagecoach robbers.
Monday, December 12th, 1966
13: A Day of Terror
Victoria and Audra are held captive in the church by an outlaw and her sons.
Monday, December 19th, 1966
14: Hide The Children
Nick accompanies a gypsy and her family to her wedding.
Monday, December 26th, 1966
15: Day of the Comet
Audra takes a liking to a mysterious young man, who is a dreamer on the run due to reasons unknown.
Monday, January 2nd, 1967
16: Wagonload of Dreams
The Barkley family helps a man trying to get his peaches to market.
Monday, January 9th, 1967
17: Image of Yesterday
An old beau of Victoria's comes to town, but he is not the man she remembers.
Monday, January 16th, 1967
18: Boy into Man
15-year-old Lud Akeley is determined to take care of his younger siblings without any help from the Barkley family, while looking for the mother who left them.
Monday, January 23rd, 1967
19: Down Shadow Street
Victoria witnesses a murder committed by her godson.
Monday, January 30th, 1967
20: The Stallion
An old ranch hand tries to prove he is still useful, by capturing a wild stallion alone.
Monday, February 6th, 1967
21: The Haunted Gun
Senator Judd Robeson, a former gunman, comes to Stockton, showing signs of paranoia.
Monday, February 13th, 1967
22: Price of Victory
Nick manages an injured boxer who has been told by his doctor to quit fighting.
Monday, February 20th, 1967
23: Brother Love
A fake faith healer comes to Stockton.
Monday, March 6th, 1967
24: Court Martial
A general that Nick served with in the Civil War visits the Barkley ranch and is accused of war crimes.
Monday, March 13th, 1967
Heath is sent to protect an evacuated town.
Monday, March 20th, 1967
26: Turn of a Card
Heath travels to bring Jarrod and Nick money for a water pump, but a gambler wants to relieve him of it.
Monday, March 27th, 1967
27: Showdown in Limbo
Heath helps an old friend and lawman transport a wanted outlaw to Stockton, with the outlaw's gang in hot pursuit.
Monday, April 3rd, 1967
28: The Lady from Mesa
Nick goes to find the daughter of a seriously injured ranch hand, with unexpected results.
Monday, April 17th, 1967
29: Days of Grace
Heath is wrongfully arrested for attempted rape, and is helped by a nun who used to be his girlfriend.
Monday, April 24th, 1967
30: Cage of Eagles
Nick captures an eagle, and a dynamiter causes trouble at a Barkley mine.
Monday, September 11th, 1967
A man is hired at the ranch who is believed to be a Mexican outlaw thought long dead.
Monday, September 18th, 1967
Victoria helps three indian women at a desert mission.
Monday, September 25th, 1967
3: A Flock of Trouble
To pay off a gambling debt, Josiah Freeman pawns off his flock of sheep on Nick.
Monday, October 2nd, 1967
4: The Time after Midnight
Jarrod agrees to prosecute a land grabber, but his determination to see justice served is severely tested when he is blinded in an explosion.
Monday, October 9th, 1967
5: Night in a Small Town
Traveling on a stage, Heath, Victoria, Audra, and a wayward saloon girl, stop in a small town for the night, where the town marshal turns out to be an old friend of Heath's. The man, though, is clearly not the man Heath remembers.
Monday, October 16th, 1967
Nick and Heath stop at an inn where guests are killed for their money.
Monday, October 30th, 1967
A client of Jarrod's escapes and takes over the schoolhouse where Audra is the substitute teacher.
Monday, November 6th, 1967
8: The Disappearance
A frantic Victoria searches for Audra, who has disappeared from a hotel and who no one claims to have seen.
Monday, November 13th, 1967
9: A Noose is Waiting
Victoria and Audra become acquainted with the new town doctor, unaware that he is a psychotic killer out to avenge his father's suicide by hanging those he holds responsible, and Victoria is one of his targets.
Monday, November 20th, 1967
10: Explosion! (pt. 1)
A forest fire rages, drawing closer to Stockton. The only solution is a firebreak created by a nitroglycerin explosion.
Monday, November 27th, 1967
11: Explosion! (pt. 2)
Jarrod, Nick and Heath volunteer to take the nitroglycerin to the fire.
Monday, December 4th, 1967
12: Four Days to Furnace Hill
Victoria is captured by crooked prison guards, who plan to substitute her for a convict they murdered.
Monday, December 11th, 1967
13: Night of the Executioner
While traveling through a strange town, a murder occurs and an innocent man is accused of it. Heath saw the man who really committed the crime, a fact which gets him more trouble than he bargained for.
Monday, December 18th, 1967
14: Journey into Violence
A community of mountain dwellers, who live by their own laws, captures Heath and forces him into slavery for killing one of their own in self defense.
Monday, December 25th, 1967
15: The Buffalo Man
The Barkleys hire convicts to help with their crops as part of a parole system, but a sadistic guard is determined to make his charges miserable.
Monday, January 1st, 1968
16: The Good Thieves
On the trail of the two thieving brothers who shot Jarrod during a robbery, Nick and Heath find them in a town where they are not only considered the leading citizens, but also practically saints.
Monday, January 8th, 1968
17: Days of Wrath
Wracked with grief when his new bride is murdered, an enraged Jarrod relentlessly hunts down her killer.
Monday, January 15th, 1968
A wealthy Mexican visits the Barkleys, asking for help and bringing a valuable necklace with him.
Monday, January 29th, 1968
19: Shadow of a Giant
Nick and Heath join a posse led by a legendary marshal, but the marshal is no longer the same man they knew in the past.
Monday, February 5th, 1968
20: Fall of a Hero
Jarod defends Heath in court when he is accused of murder.
Monday, February 12th, 1968
21: The Emperor of Rice
A couple kidnap Victoria in an attempt to corner the rice market.
Monday, February 19th, 1968
When Jarod goes to Rimfire to conclude a merge of two mines, trouble starts.
Monday, February 26th, 1968
23: Bounty on a Barkley
Nick falls for newcomer Layle Johnson, who is slow to respond to his attentions.
Monday, March 4th, 1968
24: The Devil's Masquerade
A friend of Heath's has been carrying on a correspondence courtship with a woman who is to be his mail-order bride.
Monday, March 11th, 1968
25: Run of the Savage
Nick sets out to emotionally help a 14 year old boy who is rejected by his family and getting into trouble.
Monday, March 18th, 1968
26: The Challenge
A Senator comes to Stockton to campaign for re-election, but finds himself the target of a smear campaign that pulls Victoria in as well.
Monday, September 23rd, 1968
1: In Silent Battle
Victoria and Audra Barkley unexpectedly meets a commanding officer in the US Army who rescued them from a freak accident on the road. He takes an immediate liking to Audra, but unknown to them, he is a psychologically disturbed and is obsessed with purity.
Monday, September 30th, 1968
2: They Called Her Delilah
A former confederate spy arrives in Stockton to a harsh welcome.
Monday, October 7th, 1968
3: Presumed Dead
On a stagecoach ride to Stockton, Victoria Barkley has an accident and suffers amnesia. She is rescued by a widower, a cattle rustler who convinces her that she is his wife.
Monday, October 21st, 1968
4: Run of the Cat
After a panther nearly kills Nick, he wants revenge.
Monday, October 28th, 1968
Jarrod travels to Baker City, intending to meet three brothers from Mexico for a business deal. Upon arrival, he learns that they have all been lynched.
Monday, November 11th, 1968
6: The Jonah
The Barkleys meet a short, timid man, who is believed to be a jinx, as whatever he sets his hands to becomes a disaster.
Monday, November 18th, 1968
7: Hell Hath No Fury
Heath has an interesting encounter with a young woman, who is obsessed with and plans to marry him, much to the objections of her brothers.
Monday, November 25th, 1968
8: The Long Ride
Audra witnesses the brutal murder of a close friend and her family. Victoria takes her home to Stockton by stagecoach, while the stage and its passengers are pursued by a mysterious rider.
Monday, December 2nd, 1968
9: The Profit and the Lost
Heath saves the life of a man, who turns out to be a hired killer on his way to Stockton to accept a job - killing Heath.
Monday, December 9th, 1968
10: A Stranger Everywhere
As a practical joke, Nick accuses a local seamstress of being a legendary outlaw.
Monday, December 16th, 1968
11: The Prize
Heath takes in his care and protection a baby entrusted to him by an outlaw's dying wife.
Monday, December 30th, 1968
12: Hunter's Moon
A jealous rancher holds Nick and two other men captive, believing one of them to be his wife's outside lover.
Monday, January 6th, 1969
13: Top of the Stairs
Victoria is being kept from her brother-in-law, who is said to be insane.
Monday, January 20th, 1969
14: Joshua Watson
A cowboy is believed to be a legendary and special man with the ability to tame horses with ease.
Monday, January 27th, 1969
15: The Secret
A wealthy and powerful rancher moves into Stockton to ruin the Barkley enterprises. His motive: intense hatred of Jarrod, who he thinks is having an affair with his young wife.
Monday, February 3rd, 1969
16: The 25 Graves of Midas
The Dutton Mining Company payroll is missing, and the residents of Midas blame Heath.
Monday, February 17th, 1969
An American Indian friend returns to Stockton as a lawyer, but is met with prejudice.
Monday, February 24th, 1969
18: Alias Nellie Handley
Victoria goes undercover at a women's prison to investigate the conditions there.
Monday, March 3rd, 1969
19: The Royal Road
When a prince from India comes to Stockton, Jarrod's wealthy young ward Laura falls in love with him.
Monday, March 10th, 1969
20: A Passage of Saints
The Barkleys unknowingly rent a farm to a Mormon polygamist.
Monday, March 24th, 1969
21: The Battle of Mineral Springs
Victoria and Jarrod stop in a town having outrageous prices for food, lodging, and services. After finding out the people are bilking travelers to survive, the Barkleys decide to open a shipping business to save the town.
Monday, March 31st, 1969
22: The Other Face of Justice
Nick and Heath, on the trail of a gang of murderous raiders stealing horses, enlist the help of the former sheriff of Stockton, with motives of his own.
Monday, April 7th, 1969
23: Town of No Exit
In a dying desert town, Heath is imprisoned by five deranged people who play bizarre and deadly games with the few people who happen onto their town.
Monday, April 21st, 1969
24: Danger Road
An Englishman with a large gambling debt agrees to smuggle whiskey onto an Indian reservation to pay off his losses.
Monday, April 28th, 1969
25: Flight from San Miguel
A former girlfriend asks Heath to undertakes a dangerous trip to revolution-torn Mexico to save her rebel Mexican husband before he is killed.
Monday, May 19th, 1969
26: Point and Counterpoint
In the series' final episode, a convict enlists the help of his son to bring vengeance on the Barkley family.