A day by day account - composed some twenty years after the journey - of a family's trek by horse drawn wagons from Illinois to Nevada. They were part of one of the busiest years of emigration and tell of the streams of wagon trains passing and being passed. Their small train was attacked by Indians with considerable loss of life and all of their possessions, and suffered greatly until being rescued by a group of Mormons. Seattle, WA, had been their goal but changing circumstances landed them in Carson City. Two years later the family relocated to Oregon, near Portland.