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. Accustomed to the complete lack of female presence in 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 unexpectedly, she discovers that Rumson Town has become a ghost town and Julio is gone. With determination and bravery, Jennifer seeks out Julio and is finally reunited with the man she loves. Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon is a story of determination and dreams, featuring songs including "I Talk to the Trees", "Wandering' Star" and the run-away hit, "They Call The Wind Maria".