The Ingalls and the Edwards strike gold on their Dakota claim and, as the men work at extracting the ore, Caroline and Grace start a school for the miners' children with the help of the local minister, Reverend Phillips. But even as the families try to lead a normal life, greed, the bane of the gold rush, raises its ugly head. Caroline is alarmed when even Charles is unable to define how much gold is 'enough' and when Laura's discovery of an old miner's secret results in murder and betrayal the Walnut Grove residents begin to question their motives for staying any longer in this dangerous country.
Did You Know?
Larry Golden plays the part of Rev.Phillips in this episode. Four years earlier he starred in the controversial opening episode of the final season of Bonanza, "Forever", as the evil villain who brutally murders the young wife of 'Little' Joe Cartwright, played by Michael Landon. See more
There is no physical evidence after Charles buried Zachariah beside Lorraine. See more
Charles, you're not going to work on the Lord's Day!
The sooner we get rich, the sooner the Reverend will have the Lord's church. It's almost like doing the Lord's work, isn't it?
Shall We Gather at the River
Written by Robert Lowry
[sung by the congregation] See more