Cast & Crew
A. D. Sears
Jess Vance has been reared in a settlement in the Northwest where her father holds a homesteader's cabin. Now grown, she is determined that no claim jumper sent by the timber trust headed by Senator Hoyle will seize possession of her property. When Francis Ames, a lawyer sent by the government to investigate, is prevented from doing so by the manipulation of the senator, he infiltrates the claim jumpers being sent to gain control of the township. Mistaking him for a claim jumper, Jess shoots Ames and while nursing him back to health begins to fall in love with him. Meanwhile, Hoyle has dispatched Cora Abbot, an old friend of Ames's, to discredit the agent. Ames refuses to fall for Cora's tricks, and sends her away. In anger, she bribes two forest guards to burn down Ames's cabin, but Ames, hearing of an attempt to burn out jumpers, goes to Portland to investigate, leaving his cabin in charge of a half-breed. The next morning, a charred body is found in the smoking remains of Ames's cabin, and Jess assumes that he has perished. Heartbroken, she goes to Portland to see if she can settle the homesteader's upheaval. Granted an interview with the government agent in charge of the territory, Jess is overjoyed to discover that Ames is alive, and she forsakes her homestead rights to marry the agent.
A. D. Sears
F. A. Turner
Parts of this picture were shot in the Santa Cruz mountains, CA. It was also known as The Girl of the Timberlands.