When her widowed mother decides to move the family from New England to California during the Gold Rush, teenager California Morning Whipple is furious. She misses her New England home, even though her mother and younger siblings are happy in their new home and life. Not wanting anything to do with California, she renames herself Lucy. But over time "Lucy" begins to think of California as her home.
While the world headed West for gold, one family came for adventure.
Did You Know?
Early in the film, empty tin cans were shown littering the creekside, indicative of how the gold-rush miners littered the gold fields. But the cans depicted were modern tin cans, not the type of cans used in the mid-1800s when this story took place. Among other differences, the cans of that period would still have had their lids soldered on by hand, which means they couldn't be opened neatly like modern cans, making for a rough or jagged appearance to the lid when opened. The cans depicted were modern ones, with neatly opened lids as if done by a modern can opener. See more