This is an exciting and interesting book about a wagon train that heads from Louisville, Kentucky to Oregon. Two wagon train families decide to stay in Bellevue, Nebraska, due to a tragedy.
The rest of the book chronicles their settling into the frontier town and developing their livelihoods. It tells of joys, fears, and triumphs. It also gives the reader a great deal of historical data regarding the wagon train route and the early settlement of Bellevue and the Nebraska Territory.