Ezra, a homesteader spots cow punchers as they drive their cattle through his wheat field. Before the gunshots get out of hand, a masked man breaks onto the scene. Is he an outlaw? Ezra’s tale is drawn out, and we learn how the cattle men are trying to drive the farmers out, so they can graze their critters, As the masked man calls to his indian friend, and rides away on his great horse, Silver, Ezra suddenly relizes who his new friend really is.
It’s all a scheme from the banker in town to own all the lands in the area. Gruber won’t loan them money to live on unless they sell to him, and he’s only offering bottom dollar on their crops. Will a confrontation by the lone ranger strike fear into the banker? Will the bankewr recognize as easily as old Ezra who he’s dealing with? Hotheads among the cattlemen are whipped into a frenzy.
The range war has been set ablaze, and unless the Lone Ranger can diffuse the situation, the only one who stands to come out as winner is the greedy banker. Intercepting the racing cattlemen, Lone Ranger gets the leader to see how they’ve been manipulated. Will they cooperate and take part in a new plan?
The cattlemen seem to be playing into the hands of Gruber to collect a pay off. Will a herd of cattle run rampant through the wheat fields in the land? Are these rogue cowboys, or will it all fit into Lone Ranger’s plan somehow?