La famiglia Barkley si oppone ai costruttori della rete ferrovia che costringono gli agricoltori a vendere le proprietà. Nel frattempo, al ranch arriva un ragazzo che dice di essere il figlio illegittimo di Tom Barkley.
Heath considers letting a Civil War general (Andrew Duggan) join his mission.
Obsessed to learn her late husband's past, Victoria endangers her life in a mining town.
Audra becomes involved with a young man whom the other Barkleys suspect of running a protection racket.
The government wants an old man's land as the site for a beneficial dam.
Heath faces off with the young head of a fanatic society secretly planning to blow up a Barkley mine.
A Spanish nobleman threatens to foreclose on ranchers when Heath falls for his daughter (Katharine Ross).
Infatuated, the son of neighbors attempts to force himself on Audra.
After a violent earthquake hits the Stockton area, Victoria is trapped in a church basement with a violent drunk (Charles Bronson) and a pregnant Indian.
Jarrod incenses neighbors and family when he defends a man accused of killing a prominent Stockton resident.
Nick's childhood friend discovers anthrax in his herd while it is pastured on Barkley land.
Bitten by a rabid wolf, Nick waits out the disease's incubation alone, to spare his family.
Heath claims that the new foreman at the Barkley ranch was once the commander of a prison camp.
Un gruppo di immigrati irlandesi si insedia nella proprietà dei Barkley. I nuovi arrivati sostengono di aver acquistato una porzione del terreno da un rinomato agente a San Francisco.
Jarrod tries to reform an outlaw's girlfriend (Lynn Loring) by having her spend Christmas with the Barkleys.
Cutthroats wound Heath while Nick and the hands are away.
Nick's new fiancee joins the family on an annual camping trip in the mountains, but jealousy ends in tragedy.
An old school chum (William Shatner) of Jarrod's may be a counterfeiter and bank robber.
Victoria is startled to learn why outlaws kidnapped her while she was substituting for a schoolteacher.
Jarrod insists on helping an ex-inmate whose murder conviction was overturned.
A dance-hall girl (Jill St. John) helps Jarrod rescue Nick and some ranch hands shanghaied by a captain.
A killer involves himself in a quarrel between the Barkleys and neighbors, already resulting in a death.
After Heath asks a friend to do a job, the man is thrown from a horse and paralyzed.
In a secretive town, Jarrod investigates Heath's hatred of a man rescued from bounty hunters.
Heath finds more than he bargained for when he takes the blame for killing an old love's drunken husband.
Victoria forces an escaped convict (Bruce Dern) at gunpoint to rescue Heath from beneath an overturned wagon.
The Barkley men must clear their father's name of accusations of taking Union Army gold thought lost in a shipwreck.
Audra falls for a speculator planning to foreclose on desperate ranchers to whom he gave high-interest loans.
Victoria helps a friend and her ex-outlaw husband who have opened a store next to a warehouse of gold.
A doctor treating train-passenger Audra for appendicitis meets enemies who reveal a secret from his past.