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Summary:Possessing a dream to travel west and settle in California, but lacking the necessary resources, Ben Cartwright, a first mate, marries his long-time fiancee, Elizabeth Stoddard, and settles in New England, where he begins a ship chandler's business.
A year later, after giving birth to a son they name Adam, Elizabeth dies. Motivated by Elizabeth's desire for him to seek his dream, Ben sells his business, journeys west, and settles in St. Joseph, Missouri, where, eight years later, he marries a Swedish girl named Inger.
With Inger's help and understanding, Ben organizes a wagon train and begins his journey west. During the hazardous trek through Nevada, Inger gives birth to a son, Eric Hos... Full Summary >>
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