Lourana Crawford Finney, a humble woman from the hills of Kentucky narrates this tale of her life. She recounts atrocities of the Civil War, slavery, Indian raids and the hardships and joys of her life. Lou stood strong and faced her challenges head on. Concerned for the safety of her young family, the widowed Lou is forced to leave her beloved Kentucky home and move them to Texas. When the wagons headed west, Lou was the steadfast and reliable core of the wagon train. She describes this arduous journey and the events of the time. This is the story of an amazing woman who put her indelible mark on American history. You will not soon forget her. This book is a true story and the characters were real people.