Historical Novel - circa 1825 - 1835 By 1825 the North West Fir Company was finished. Duncan Ross anticipated its demise, and located with his family in Missouri. The school he established there was destroyed by pro-slavery fanatics. He gathered his family and friends and headed West over the Santa Fe Trail - a place filled with turmoil and tragedy, and experiences they will treasure for a lifetime. The village of Santa Fe provided experiences, challenges, and frustrations.