After a father peaks the interest of his daughter, Sierra, about their family's connection to the discovery of gold in Sacramento, California, instead of packing her late grandmother's belongings, she begins to search her grandmother's house for proof. Going through the books about the gold rush on the bookshelf, she is about to give up when a small, very old, journal drops to the ground that is written by her great, great, great, great uncle, William Wimmer. Inside the journal is a folded piece of paper which looks like a crude map drawn by a child indicating the location of buried gold under THE GOLdEN TREE (2010).
Before Sierra tells her dad about the journal, she takes a break and begins reading it. She learns more about the history of the discovery of gold in Culoma, California, and about her family and how they lived from 1849 to 1855.
William Wimmer recounts his experience living at Sutter's Mill when John Augustus Sutter visited to confirm with James Marshall the discovery of gold. William tells of his stepmom, Elizabeth Jane “Jennie” Cloud Wimmer discovered gold in the area six months earlier.
Sierra reads that for ten years William would take the gold nuggets that he would find that the men left after cleaning the race and bury them under a tree near Sutter's Fort. Sierra convinced she has the map to that gold, a treasure hunt begins for THE GOLdEN TREE.
What will you find buried beneath your family tree?