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A young black woman, widowed, joins a wagon train heading out west to claim the land purchased by her late husband; instead she finds herself caught smack dab in the middle of a love triangle.
In “Annie Young’s Journey,” not long after the Civil War, Annette Young, (Annie) a freed black woman, takes a chance and moves to Buffalo Creek Colorado in the hope of claiming a homestead purchased by her dearly departed husband.
Annie and her best friend Sara had no idea that for the last 15 years their husbands worked for the railroad as wagon drivers. They hauled blasting oil to the different locations so the mountainsides could be moved by explosives to lay railroad tracks. Thomas and Charley never let on to their wives that they had saved all of the money they’d earned. When Sara received a letter from her brother Sam, inviting them to move out west, Thomas and Charley felt it would be a perfect opportunity, so together they purchased 160 acres in Buffalo Creek. The men packed up and sent the women ahead, promising to meet them after completing one last job.
Annie’s husband Thomas and Charley were both killed in a tragic blasting oil accident, and Sara died on the wagon train while giving birth, but before she died, she bequeath her newborn child to Annie.
With no one to turn too, and nothing to go back too, Annie decided to go on Buffalo Creek in search of that new life.
Annie wasted no time in getting to the bank, but she is faced with a bigoted banker who won’t allow her to claim the land, instead Annie is forced to take a worthless piece of 40 acres.
Unbeknownst to Annie, she would be hit with yet another tragedy, and as one man woos her, Annie finds the comfort she seeks in another man she least expected to.