Crescent City Herald owner Randolph Meredith is a strong advocate of Idaho joining the United States. Fellow citizen and owner of the local stagecoach line Dan Hammond is not however, and has Randolph killed in an attempt to quell the pro-union movement. Randolph's sister Barbara takes over at the Herald and also dons a black costume and mask to become 'The Black Whip'. With the help of government agent Vic Gordon, The Black Whip thwarts all attempts by Hammond and his henchmen to exert their control over the city until such time as there can be a vote to decide whether or not to accept statehood. Features episodes 1 to 6.