A young teacher must learn the ways of the frontier to survive his first teaching assignment in the west.
Walt Hasser ..young smart freshly minted teacher
Brad Colbert surly saloon and Brothel owner kind heart hidden under a thorny shell, his trusty helpers Ray and Trombley
Doc Bryan running and outpost clinic just so over everyone shooting each other
Mike Wynn( Once a well know Gunslinger now town sheriff no he did not want the job, Eric Kocher is his deputy
Evan Wright, scribe and scholar runs the town’s newspaper
Nate Fick, arrives with the new saloon owner Craig Schwetje, running the girls/boys for him, Nate dreams of leaving finding a real home and someone to call his own
Poke and Gina run the town’s only hotel, clean rooms at a good price, no gunplay or violence allowed, and no whores in the rooms
The Town of Matilda stood on the edges of the Dakota territories, like its sister town of Deadwood , it shared its unique position of not formally being recognised as part of the United states , therefore law and order were a tenuous thing , judgment and execution often were dealt by the same hand , he who drew first.
Gold, the seeking of the color was what made Matilda and drew men in from around the country. Bradley Colbert was a smart man he saw the opportunity for the taking. Men with pockets full of gold and not much to spend it on would always seek what Brad had to offer, comely whores and games of chance and a steady cheap supply of liquor.
“Brad, Doc’s here, You want me to send him up “ Rays disembodied voice floated up from the saloon below
Brad stood up from his worn desk striding out to the balcony that looked down on too the saloon below
“Doc look in on Rose, think she might be knocked up, and the new girl check on her too, it ain’t the smell of roses that wafts when she walks past “ striding down the stairs to come face to face with Doc Bryan
Doc Bryan’s face was its usual impassive mask, ill humor, and ill temper often the best ways to describe the town’s only Doc the man was a curmudgeon but he was a good Doc and treated the girls with respect and kindness, more than they got from there clients.