Peter Jenkins - This individual is the author of the book and also the person who is on the walk across America.
Barbara Pennell - This individual decides at the end of the book to join the author on his journey across America.
Homer Davenport - This individual is described as "the greatest mountain man alive," and lives alone in the mountains.
Mary Elizabeth Oliver - This individual is a very pious and prays the entire time a tornado is striking the town.
Lemm Smith - This individual arrives at work intoxicated.
Oscar Winkler, a.k.a. Preacher - This individual only has nine fingers.
Frank, Jr. - This individual is out of work during most of the time in the book. This individual is aware of the bootlegging plot against the author.
Zack Oliver - This individual is the first in his family to complete high...
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