Beauregard T. Brady - Mayor
A former colonel in the Confederate cavalry, the mayor decided to seek his fortune in the West at the end of the Civil War. He remembers the details of every battle in which he fought.
Abraham Patton - Owner of Cactus Gulch Bank.
Dusty's bank account is his bank's biggest asset and the quality of Dusty's gold is top grade.
Tricia Truehart - Frontier doctor
She sets broken bones and takes care of dispensing pills in Cactus Gulch. Dusty is one of her patients.
J. P. James - "Dime novel" writer
She's been touring the West to document the colorful characters that populate the landscape. Recently, she's written about some of the residents of Cactus Gulch.
Chief "Hawk-Who-Watches" - Leader of the Holeecowa tribe
Could Dusty's mine be located on land that historically belonged to his people? What would he do if the land was being exploited?
Cattie Adams - Saloon owner
She operates the local watering hole. Dusty has been a steady customer since he struck it rich - and Gila Gold has been his drink of choice.
Annie Elmley - Sharpshooter
The woman with the eyes of an eagle who is being recruited by Antelope Bob to be part of his Wild West show. Dusty was said to be "sweet" on her.
Flint Flames - Blacksmith
The man who knows the hoofprint of every horse in Cactus Gulch. He sold Dusty the pinto that Dusty named "Golddust."
Hannibal P. Hanks - Newspaper editor
He runs The Cactus Gulch Gazette. Recently, he's been investigating how Dusty was able to find the gold in them thar hills.
Bonnie Crockett - School marm
She was hired by the citizens of Cactus Gulch to educate the children in a one-room schoolhouse. Privately, she's been giving "readin' and 'ritin'" lessons to Dusty.
Was it the gold that did him in?
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