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  • John Paul "J. P." Jefferson

    J.P. Jefferson is the Mayor of Paiute Springs and the proprietor of the Prince Royal Arms Hotel. J.P. Jefferson is a rich man and a popular one. His gregarious personality and generous nature has made him a good friend to have in Paiute Springs and …

  • David Allan

    David Allan is the proprietor of Allan General Mercantile in Paiute Springs, Nevada. He's a young man, serious, but with a kind smile. His wife, Marjorie, is reputed to be a "shrew." His daughter, Daisy, is a sweet little girl of 7 years.

  • Marjorie Allan

    Marorie Allan is the wife of shopkeeper David Allan, proprietor of Allan General Mercantile in Paiute Springs, Nevada. She is also the mother of Daisy Allan. She is a fierce woman, always trying to keep her husband and child on the straight and narrow--a …

  • Daisy Allan

    Seven-year old Daisy is the daughter of David and Marjorie Allan of Paiute Springs, Nevada. Her father is a shopkeeper, the proprietor of Allan General Mercantile. Her mother is a homemaker. Daisy is a typically sweet and curious little girl who …

  • Eustace Wilhelm

    Eustace Wilhelm is an assay agent for the US government. He checks and certifies the purity of metals (primarily silver) for Paiute Springs and the surrounding camps. He is a handsome man in his thirties, friendly, but firm with the miners. A professional …

  • Sheldon Haggard

    Sheldon Haggard is the manager of the Bank of Paiute. He's a middle-aged balding man with a permanent post-nasal drip (don't worry, it's not catching). He's a bit of a unctuous man who usually overstays his welcome.

  • Petunia Davis

    Petunia Davis is a teller at the Bank of Paiute Springs, Nevada. She is friendly and well-liked in town. She is having a not-as-secret-as-she-thinks romance with her fellow teller Bob Lund.

  • Bob Lund

    Bob Lund is a teller at the Bank of Paiute Springs. He's friendly and well-like by most everyone in town and is having a not-as-secret-as-they-think romance with his fellow teller, Petunia Davis. Bob has a distinct limp due to a gunshot wound he sustained …

  • Thaddeus Braun

    Thaddeus Braun is a German immigrant but speaks with only a trace of an accent that grows stronger when he is agitated. He is a ruthless business and a shrewd attorney. HIs wife, Anja, is a sweet woman whose pies often win the annual harvest bake-off. …

  • Anja Braun

    Anja, is a sweet woman whose pies often win the annual harvest bake-off. Her husband, Thaddeus, is a prominent business man and attorney in town. Their son, Jakob, is an 18 year old layabout, living on his parent's money and the fear he can bully out of …

  • Jakob Braun

    Jakob Braun is the 18-year old son of Thaddeus and Anja Braun of Paiute Springs, Nevada. He's a no-good layabout, living on his ample allowance from his father (that his mother insists his father give him, that is). He bullies and intimidates people into …

  • Harold Thurman

    Harold Thurman is a tall, thin man originally from Boston who came west chasing a runaway bride. The bride got away, but Harold decided he liked it here and threw up his shingle. Harold is a keen observer of the human condition and loves to tell …

  • Homer Beauregard

    Homer is a big, big man, and a bit simple. He works for the Reverend Gage doing various odd jobs for the church, including cleaning up the cemetery. He's a gentle soul, but a bear when riled.

  • "Doc" Glenn Fabry

    Doctor Glenn Fabry makes his practice on the bottom floor (he also doubles as the town dentist), and makes his home on the upper floor of a modest home on Main Street. Doc Fabry is a widower, having lost his wife to consumption some seven years past. …

  • Abby

    "Abby" (sometimes Abigail) is a young Paiute woman who has become Doc Fabry's assistant. She has caught on to a lot of the procedures that the good doctor performs and has learned to anticipate his needs. She lives in a room on the bottom floor of Doc …

  • Minerva Gage

    Minerva Gage is the sister of Paiute Springs mayor, J.P. Jefferson and the wife of the town reverend, Timothy Gage. She is an imposing woman of faith who is secure in place in heaven--and secure in the knowledge that some people aren't going to make it to …

  • Ezekiel Gage

    Ezekiel Gage is the ten year old eldest son of Reverend Timothy Gage and his wife, Minerva. Though a studious and observant boy, he still loves to have fun.

  • Elijah Gage

    Five year old Elijah is the youngest child of Reverend Timothy Gage and his wife, Minerva. He is a spirited and mischievous boy, but good at heart.

  • Esther Gage

    Seven year old Esther is the middle child of Reverend Timothy Gage and his wife, Minerva. She is a spirited girl--a bit of a tom-boy, much to the consternation of her mother.

  • Tallulah Higginbotham

    Owner and proprietor of Higginbotham's Boarding House. This is an extremely large four-story house with 18 rooms (six on each of the 6upper 3 floors) for rent ($1/day, $6/week, $20/month, meals included). It is run by Tallulah Higginbotham, a former …

  • Han Lau

    Chinese immigrant Han Lau opened up his laundry service three years ago. Since then, the paying customers of Paiute Springs have had the cleanest, most pressed laundry they've ever had since coming West. Lau is a man dedicated to his work and good at his …

  • Willie Huddleston

    Willie Huddleston pounds out tunes on the piano at the Imperial Saloon in Paiute Springs, Nevada. He keeps a room upstairs as well.

  • Karl Schmidt

    Karl is the owner and proprietor of the Imperial Saloon in Paiute Springs, Nevada. He doesn't put up with any crap in his saloon. He keeps a scattergun behind the bar, as well as "The Enforcer," a shaved-off pine plank Karl uses as a club. Most of the …

  • Lila Kimsey

    Marshal Kimsey is a young woman, probably in her mid-twenties, with wavy strawberry-blond hair and sparkling blue eyes. She's a bit on the salty side, irascible, and doesn't put up with anything from anybody. She's also got a temper. But behind the rough …

  • Julien LaPeltier

    Julien LaPentier (la-pen-te-AY) is a Frenchman who came to America to seek his fortune. He was on his way to Virginia City when his stagecoach was unceremoniously robbed. He was wiped out and abandoned. He made his home in Paiute Springs and started again …

  • Mamie McDaniel

    Mamie runs the McDaniel's Boarding House on Church Street. It has a sign out front that reads "Clean Rooms & Home Cooking." She's a 58 year old feisty Irish woman whose husband has long since passed on and her three boys have moved out of Paiute Springs …

  • Imogene Crane

    Miss Crane is a young woman, just out of school, and returned to Paiute Springs to teach, having grown up there. Miss Crane is a highly educated and a little on the scandalous side—she sometimes wears trousers when she works the flower beds around the …

  • Oliver Milhouse

    The Sentinel is not exactly a high-quality paper, but it does report what Oliver sees. He's hoping to sell some big story to the Tombstone Epitaph and make his fortune. Distributed weekly, the paper usually only contains reprints of posters, local news, …

  • Lionel Putnam

    Lionel Putnam is a big, powerfully-built Black man who came to Paiute Springs to escape the Confederacy. He is a guarded man with strangers, but friendly and generous with friends. His wife, Latrelle, is renowned throughout town as one of the best cooks. …

  • Latrelle Putnam

    Latrelle Putnam is the wife of Lionel Putnam, the town smith and owner of the livery stable. She is a fiercely loyal woman and an imposing figure in her household. Her reputation as a good cook has been cemented around town many times over. Mayor …

  • Abel Putnam

    Abel is the eldest son of Latrelle and Lionel Putnam. He works for his father at the livery stable and smithy that bears their name. Before that, Abel had served in the Union army and saw combat action, though primarily against Apache. This was before he …

  • Darius Putnam

    Darius Putnam is the middle child of Latrelle and Lionel Putnam. He works for his father as a farrier at the family livery stable. The fact is, the boy knows nearly everything there is to know about horseflesh. He's a natural-born stable man. Lionel is …

  • Frederick Putnam

    Frederick "Freddie" Putnam is Lionel and Latrell Putnam's youngest son. He works with his brothers at the family livery stable and smithy. He was always more "book" oriented than his siblings and desperately wants to be a professional writer. While he's …

  • Cecil Dalhart

    Cecil Dalhart, a young man from Carson City with an interest in science, maintains the local telegraph office. He keeps a bunk in the office. The line reaches to Denver, but getting messages past there is chancy (only 20% each day).

  • Judge Bradford Perryman

    Judge Bradford Perryman, circuit judge, lives in the back rooms of the Town Hall of Paiute Springs, Nevada. Judge Perryman is a mean old man with a paunch that threatens to bust his suspenders, but most people think he's just like a tick filled to …

  • Ephigenia Coolidge

    The White Swan, a large, freshly painted, two-story wooden building with a gorgeous white balcony along the second story, is the home of Madame Ephingenia "Eppy" Coolidge and her girls. The ground floor houses a small bar and sitting room. The rest of the …

  • George Hawkins

    George is a veteran driver for the Old Barcelona Stagecoach line. When he's not driving--which is a rarity--he has a small home in Pioche. George is a widower, having lost his wife Bernadette to consumption some ten years past. He's about deaf as a …

  • Charlotte Romine

    Charlotte rides shotgun with George Hawkins on the Old Barcelona Line out of Pioche, Nevada, to Paiute Springs, and on up to Virginia City. She's got sharp eyes, and is a good shot with her scattergun. She also doesn't put up with any guff. She's a good …

  • Donald Penobscot

    Captain Donald Penobscot commands a squad of cavalry out of Fort 51 in southern Nevada. He is a friend and colleague of Captain Lucius Dalworthington. He is a brave and able-bodied soldier of the Union.

  • Harland Desdemona

    Desdemona is a Captain with the Confederate forces. He is originally a volunteer from Tennessee who is now in command of a squad from the installation at Roswell, New Mexico. He is a staunch military man who does his duty regardless of politics. He is a …

  • Ethan Jennings

    Ethan Jennings was recruited by Lila Kimsey to be her deputy after being a shotgunner for the Old Barcelona stage line. He's a got a steady eye and is a good shot with a scatter gun. He's loyal and a good egg. He's an amiable sort, a bit of an antidote to …

  • Lt. Steven Atwell

    Lt. Steven Atwell is the aide de camp for Lt. Colonel Jay Kyle at Fort 51. He is reliable, solicitous, gentlemanly, and cordial. He is an effective officer and stalwart soldier. He is also somehow implicated in an incident in which Miss Geraldine …

  • Lt. Colonel Jay Kyle

    Lieutenant Colonel Kyle is a muscular man with wavy dark hair, a sun-bronzed, face, and an intense look in his eyes. He’s quite a taleteller as well, and has been known to entertain the entire post with his tall tales. Kyle, the son of a wealthy …

  • Jim Collins

    Jim, and his brother Patrick, both hail from Chicago, where they learned the trade of undertaking from their father. They have both come out West to make a living together, having run from some trouble that neither one of them want to talk about... …

  • Pat Collins

    Pat Collins, and his brother Jim, hail from Chicago where they learned the trade of undertaking from their father. Now they've come out West to ply their trade. Pat has a temper and is a mean drunk, but his brother mostly keeps him out of trouble. [[ …

  • Bud Robbins

    Robbins is a local settler who hired himself out to the garrison as a scout. He refused to actually join the army. McNerlin normally wouldn’t stand for this, but Robbins has proved invaluable. If Robbins wasn’t so useful, the colonel would have thrown …

  • Mandy Graves

    Mandy is a moderately attractive woman in her late 40s. She owns the trading post, having inherited it from her late husband who died of pneumonia a few winters back. She secretly pined for the late Lt. Goree, who was completely unaware of her desires.

  • Rancid Rob Ivery

    Ivery is a wildcat miner who drifted into the area and stayed. The term “miner” is used in its loosest sense. Ivery is too lazy to make a living at it. He prospects until he hits a likely looking silver vein and does just enough to have legal claim to it …

  • Lorelei Parish

    Lorelei is the clerk for the Land Assessor's office, located on the second floor of the Braun building on Swan street. She is an extremely competent clerk, having worked hard in college classes back East before heading West. She lives in a small house on …

  • Clyde Stevenson

    Clyde Stevenson is the Land Assessor for Paiute Springs and the surrounding area. He keeps the records for the various land claims in the immediate region and assesses the value of that land for tax purposes, sending that information to Carson City and to …

  • Darla Ingle

    Darla Ingle is Thaddeus Braun's loyal secretary. She is bubbly and friendly, but fiercely competent at her job. She also knows where the "bodies are buried" for a lot of people in Paiute Springs, as she's filed a lot of interesting paperwork over the …