The Lone Ranger and Tonto happen upon a body. A letter found on the body leads them to believe the man was Jim Baer. He has no other means of identification. The letter states he was shot by outlaws named Ed Scott and Lefty Cullum, then it simply says "Lazy Y." So the Lone Ranger and Tonto head for the Lazy Y ranch to try and find a pair of murderers.
The Lone Ranger and Tonto stumble upon a war party being formed by the great indian chief, Geronimo. Geronimo's hatred of white men, especially Soldiers, is well known. Tonto learns Geronimo plans to attack a nearby Army garrison under the guise of the flag of truce. The Ranger takes this information to Captain Ruddy, commander of the fort. The Masked Rider and Captain Ruddy form a plan - a plan that leaves only the Lone Ranger, Tonto, and one Soldier, Lieutenant Peterson, to face Geronimo and his war party!
EDIT: Due to an error in my records, this episode has appeared sooner than it should. The correct date of this episode is 6/29/1938, not 6/9/1938.
The Lone Ranger learns of a plan to kidnap Army Captain Carter and force him to turn over secret government documents. After getting away from the outlaws he finds Captain Carter and tells him of the plan. The Lone Ranger then disguises himself as Carter, allowing the Outlaws to capture him so he can find out just who is plotting against the government.
Sandy Tindale had a shootout with a crooked gambler. When the Lone Ranger brought him back to face the law, no one believed he'd go to jail. However, Banker Pottle, Sandy's rival for the love of his girl, Lenore, was on the jury and made sure Sandy was jailed for two years. Now Sandy has paid his debt and is due back on the next stage, along with $5,000 of Banker Pottle's money. When the stage arrives, there is no Sandy, and no money. Only a fancy silver spur that Sandy had won years ago in a rodeo. The Lone Ranger sets out to find Sandy, to either clear his name, or make him face justice.
The Lone Ranger and Tonto once again meet up with Civil War veterans Bolivar Bates and Hacksaw Hastings. This time, a woman named Aggie is trying to wedge herself between the two friends and help separate them from some of the money they earned as tax collectors.
Martin "Stonewall" Gregory owns nearly 1,000 acres on which he raises his horses. Bently and Shane, two easterners, represent a large oil company. They have been sent to offer Stonewall $10,000 for an oil lease on his north 100 acres. The Lone Ranger believes it is in Stonewall's best interest to accept their offer, however Tonto has discovered that they intend to cheat Stonewall. Can the Lone Ranger thwart their plan?
Ned Flavin has been accused of being a claim jumper. Most recently he allegedly stole the Rosalilinda from Dave Carter, then Carter disappeared. Carter's father-in-law, Abe Chetwick, is going to Medicine Flats to hire some men and try to force Flavin to admit to claim-jumping and the murder of Dave. On the way he runs into the Lone Ranger and Tonto. Intersted by Abe's story, the Ranger decides to stay around town for a while.
On the 74th anniversary of the Lone Ranger, we again jump ahead to present the special 20th anniversary broadcast. This episode is my personal favorite. On the anniversary of the Bryant's Gap ambush, the Lone Ranger is taking his nephew, Dan Reid Jr., to the Gap to see his father's grave. Meanwhile, Butch Cavendish, who led the ambush all those years ago, has broken out of jail and is out for revenge against the Masked Man.
Cattle have been disappearing from several ranches. Once the animals get into the black hills of malpias - what once was lava - they are impossible to track. Once they cross the border, there's not much the sheriff can do about it. By chance, the rustlers drive the cattle past the camp of the Lone Ranger and Tonto, who set out to capture the rustlers, on both sides of the border!
Retired Colonel Marberry has welcomed Lieutenant Bart Benson, son of an old friend, onto his ranch. The colonel, near crippled, has let Benson all but take over his ranch. Now he has an idea that his daughter, Betty, might marry Lieutenant Benson. Betty has other ideas, as she does not trust Benson. Enter the Lone Ranger and Tonto, who have reason to believe Bart Benson may not be who he says he is.