Petticoat Junction Summary
"Come ride a little train that is rollin' down the track to the junction; forget about your cares, 'cause it's time to relax at the junction... Petticoat Junction..." The original storyline follows the activities of Kate Bradley, widowed proprietor of the Shady Rest Hotel in Hooterville, an isolated community in rural Arkansas. Following the untimely death of Bea Benaderet (Kate) in 1968, the series format changed to focus on the antics of Joe Carson, manager of the Shady Rest. The recurring storyline depicts the efforts of Homer Bedloe, vice president of the C.F. & W. Railroad, to scrap the Cannonball, an 1890s steam engine that services Hooterville. Despite Kate's objections, he schemes to achieve his goal in the hopes of becoming the president of the railroad.