After years of searching for gold out West, Ben Rumson and his young daughter, Jennifer, strike it rich. At the burial service of another miner, Jennifer discovers a gold nugget and Rumson Town is born. The strike encourages other miners to move to Rumson Town and a boomtown is formed. Meanwhile, Jennifer falls in love with a Mexican prospector, Julio Valveras. With the lack of women in the town, the men feel uncomfortable with Jennifer's presence, so Ben sends her back East to school. When, a while later, she returns back to the town unexpected, Rumson Town has turned into a ghost town and Julio is gone. In the end, Julio returns and he and Jennifer are reunited.