Tara Meixsell brings us the inspiring legend of Silverheels, a woman who braved many dangers to help save an entire Colorado mining town from a smallpox epidemic. Meixsell has then added a story of love, adventure, and tragedy. Josie Pye comes to Buckskin Joe to begin life anew. She eventually recovers from her affair with a married man and falls in love with a local businessman. Her dancing at a fundraiser earns her the nickname Silverheels. After risking her life to care for others, she herself contracts the dreaded disease, survives, and then disappears. An actual mountain near the ghost town of Buckskin Joe bears the name of Silverheels. Tara Meixsell did extensive research into a story that some feel is legend and others suspect is historical fact. Either way, Silverheels is a story of love and sacrifice that should never be forgotten.