And It Begins, The Foreman Family Story Welcome to the Roy Foreman Express. We’re currently boarding all readers here in Marshall, Texas circa 1930’s. Get on board quickly, we won’t be here for long. The Foreman Family Tree will move forward past The Great Depression, Prohibition, booze running, and speakeasies. If you’re looking for an adventure that encompasses being poor (dirt poor), getting fame, fortune, losing it, and getting it all back, you’ve arrived. Someone once said the greatest show on Earth was in a circus tent, but it may just be in the pages of this book.