For an entire generation of young girls, the first time they traveled beyond walking distance from their home they found themselves with their families on the Pioneer Trail heading west. It was no simpleadventure, andit could quickly become a struggle of live and death.
And while those tragedies are the tales we most often hear, Dan Burr reminds us that the journey was full of wonder and discovery as well. Here a young girl has gathered flowers for her family somewhere in the vast expanse of the Great Plains. Enveloped in the amber colors of sunset,she returns to the night’s encampment, one day closer to her home and the promise of a new life in West.