California in 1860 is a tough place to live, unless you're Daniel Dillon. Having made a fortune in gold, he now successfully owns and runs Kingdom Come, a sprawling prospecting town nestled between the snowscapes. Daniel has designs on turning his town into a city, but to do that he needs the railroad and so invites Dalglish, the chief surveyor of the Central Pacific Railroad expedition, to conduct a survey of the surrounding area. But just when he thinks he's about to put himself on the map, his long lost wife Elena and their daughter Hope appear. Twenty years earlier he had traded them in for the original claim that would later found his town. And as Dillon seeks forgiveness, his world begins to falter. The Claim is an epic drama, complete with breathtaking scenery and beautifully composed music.