One Stayed at Welcome opens with the founding of Welcome by two young men, Larry and Dan who become friends on their trek from the East. Their little town grows rapidly and within two years many new faces are to be found on the shores of Lake Welcome. Among the varied newcomers is an old school teacher and his daughter, Lillie. Before a winter has passed both men are in love with her. Soon their hidden jealously flames up in a youthful quarrel that reaches its climax the night of the great prairie fire, and with it comes a new friendship through mutual sacrifice. Originally published in 1934 by the John Day Company. This book is an exact reprint of the original. An afterword is written Julie A. Schrader.