Zach hunted for gold.
Claim-jumpers hunted for Zach.
After they found him, they wished they hadn’t!
Jeb stayed in Eagle Pass, but Zach followed his dream from the Union POW camp to find gold. The first person he met warned him, “There ain’t no law in South Park, Colorado.”
“This ain’t my problem. I’m staying clear of this mess,” Zach muttered, as he rode from the slap-dash mining town.
The claim-jumpers tried to rough-up a lad not old enough to shave. Zach stopped them and gave a warning to leave him and the miner alone.
The claim-jumpers tried to gang-up on a miner in town. He warned them again.
The claim-jumpers mauled a miner guarding Zach’s gear and stole his mule.
Zach found the two claim-jumpers leading his mule. He sent their body’s home with a note, “Horse and Mule thieves die when caught.”
Zach told the miners, “I warned them twice. I don’t give a third warning.”
It’s a turnaround for the taciturn and solitary Zach.
Can he convince the miners to consolidate to protect their gold claims?
What will the claim-jumpers do when they learn Zach stands in their way?
Will the miners follow Zach’s lead?
In the midst of this, will Zach find his gold?