|Timber Lake Inn|
|Owned By:||Howard Nunez|
|Location(s):||Timber Lake, Badlands Territory|
The Oak Leaf saloon was opened in 1917 in downtown Timber Lake and sported two floors of rooms as well as the bar. It would close during Prohibition and remain dormant for the next decade, until the town council decided to turn it into a museum shortly after the second World War. It would be filled with trinkets and old farming instruments, where it functioned as a minor tourist trap, but mainly just entertained the locals.
The Museum would be empty the morning of the bombs, and it would be undisturbed during the initial chaos. When the Army arrived they set-up their radio in the museum, but were unable to reach anyone else. After the citizens rose up against the soldiers the museum would be ransacked and anything of value taken, after which it would again sit empty, except for the occasional camper.
It would claimed in 2267 by Howard Nunez, a caravaner from the south. He spent three days in the structure before he started to claim it around town, and bought some materials for it. It would take four months and a number of promises, but the Timber Lake Inn would open in August of that year. The opening ceremony attracted most of the town, all of whom enjoyed the liquor and atmosphere presented by Nunez, who tapped his Mexican heritage.
Since then, the Inn has seen a steady stream of patrons, whether at the bar or for a room. This would increase with the arrival of Custer's American Army and it's members, several of whom would take up residence in the Inn. This also brought camp followers and merchants, most of whom saw the Inn as one of the safer places in town. Currently the Inn is busier than ever as winter approaches and nomads pull down.