Prior to 1875, the city of Autumn was nothing more than a few sparsely laid out houses on one long dirt road. The village was founded in 1803 and remained mostly unchanged for over 70 years, until a bitter dispute changed all that.
In the fall of 1875, Raymond Greenwell, the railroad tycoon, was blamed for a city wide fire in the town of Moosnick, just on the other side of the mountain. The conflagration had started near his newly purchased iron works factory and swept through the city, destroying a whole section of the city. The residents already despised him for his behavior towards them, and their rage was spurred on by the leading voice against him, the local newspaper, the Autumn Sentinel.
Soon after meeting Mr. Wick, a new resident of Moosnick and civil engineer in charge of advertising new residential plots in the area, Raymond crossed the mountain divide and purchased many acres of land on the eastern side of the valley around the dirt roads. Soon after, construction began on two large projects, the railroad station and city hall.