A few of the residents of my imaginary Colorado town, "Broken Springs". As I get new figures done, I will add them to the cast of characters. - PM
Stubby Smith's claim is in a hillside overlooking one of the many creeks of the central Colorado Front Range. Indeed the hillsides all around the creeks are filled with mine shafts as men desperately look for gold and silver. Stubby has been luckier than most and has made a little money on his claim, but like all the prospectors, he is still looking for that rich vein that will make him a wealthy man.
Harvey O'Toole, an Irish immigrant, is a Ranch hand at the "Bar None" Ranch on the outskirts of Broken Springs, Colorado. The ranch owner provides Harvey's horse and tack, food and board and a generous paycheck of $25 a month. Harvey uses pretty much all of his wages on drink and cards at the local saloon.
Sheriff Roy Shelton is the law in the town of Broken Springs. He has a reputation for being quick with a gun, but he prefers his handy Winchester lever action
Johoshaphat A. Bell is the son of famed grocery man, John Bell, who first opened his Broken Springs General Store in 1857. Johoshaphat is a leading citizen of the town and is on the town council. His market sells everything from fresh vegetables to women's fashions. He supplies the whiskey for the town saloon and is the only source of building materials and more than one person has said that his prices reflect his monopoly.
Daniel Jacks is the owner of the Lucky Antler Saloon. The saloon sells a large assortment of Liquor, Wine and Beer as well as "other" things. "Jacks" is the place to play some poker in Broken Springs and it is filled to capacity each and every evening. Jacks came from back east somewhere, nobody really knows his story and he aims to keep it that way. It is rumored that he made the money that he opened the saloon with from a bank robbery in Ohio, but no one has every been able to prove it. It is also said that he waters down his drinks to save money, but no one has ever caught him at it.
Gunfighter Vic Castle, who goes by the alias of "The Colonel" was an officer in Jeb Stuart Black Horse Cavalry. After the war, he headed west, making a name for himself as a gunfighter and bounty hunter. He has collected bounties on over 50 felons over the years and his draw is legendary. He shows up every once in a while in Broken Springs to play a little poker and glean a little information from the Sheriff.
Stan Elliot is the Ranch Foreman at the Bar None Ranch. He has had that position for about 10 years. Known as a first class cattleman, he is hoping one day to start his own ranch. He has a little land to the north of town, but is still working to procure a small herd of cattle. The owner of the Bar None, Samuel Bar has promised Elliot some cattle if he will stay on another 5 years and Stan will probably do it as cattle don't come cheap.