SouthFork exposes the small-town lives that are fatefully interwoven;  the gruff Hangman, the righteous Whore, the tormented Doc, the rich Miner, the heartless Claim Jumper, the dedicated English Teacher, the independent Saloon Mistress, the persuasive Sheriff, the fun-loving Gambler, the heartless Railroad man and his bossy Wife, the industrious  Milliner,  the frustrated Maids, the determined Stage Coach drivers, the complicated Priest, the prodigal Black Bart, the wealthy Pantiers, the innocent Poetess and graveyard angels make up the village.