approaches the town of Gibsonville and the area appears deserted. Jim checks to make sure that the area is clear and returns to report to President Grant that no one is about. Grant is eager to continue but Jim insists on going ahead to Gibsonville. The President consents but warns that he must be on time for his conference in San Francisco, and points out that Gibsonville is a Union town and he’s only there to dedicate a war statue. He admits that hasn’t been to Gibsonville in years, since he went to visit Josiah Gibson, and it was a friendly fast-growing town...Read the full recap
Jim hears the ghostly organ music play.
Gibson's parrot squawks, "It's him, it's him."
Colonel Gibson smiles at Jim in greeting.
Jim, Artie, and Jennifer find the hidden gold.
Artemus: It looks like a lot of nothing.
James: All the better. No people, no danger.
Artemus: Whoops. Talked a little too soon. A crowd gathering out there. Two gophers and a jackrabbit.
President Ulysses S. Grant: Mr. West, your entire method of procedure leads me to believe I must be the most unpopular leader since Genghis Khan.
President Ulysses S. Grant: So what do you suggest?
James: That you stay here while I ride ahead to Gibsonville to look over the situation.
President Ulysses S. Grant: Aren't you afraid that I might be bitten by some enraged sand flea while you're gone?
James: Uh, Mr. Gordon will stay here with you, sir. He's an expert marksman with small targets.
Doc Gavin: Chris Davidson died of an overdose of ignorance. Complicated by two busted neck vertebrae and an occluded windpipe.
Vincent Pernell: No need to be so brutal about it, was there? After all, I'm not a common thief.
James: No? What's uncommon about you?
Artemus: Why, Mr. President, I seem to recall General Lee paying a tribute to your patience when you took Petersburg after a 10-month long siege.
President Ulysses S. Grant: It was that event that exhausted my supply. I've had no patience since then.
(examining Artie's model tank)
President Ulysses S. Grant: You know, Mr. Gordon, it's men like you who'll eventually take all the fun out of war.
James: Whenever there’s a broken neck, there’s always--there’s always music.
Artemus: You know, I once played the organ on a showboat. You know what made me give it up?
James: No, what?
Artemus: People kept offering to break my neck.
Colonel Walter Gibson: History says you lie.
James: History is written by men, and men make mistakes.
Colonel Walter Gibson: History loves dead heroes. I am one of them.
President Grant is shown traveling to San Francisco. However, during his two terms in his office, he never went further west than Colorado.
The plaque on Colonel Gibson's statue, and Grant's description of the event, both state that Gibson commanded a company. Colonels command regiments, captains command companies.
Jim asks Jennifer to assemble the townspeople at 4 in this afternoon. However, when Jim greets them later, he says "Morning, citizens," and Jennifer responds by saying "Good morning" back.