Backus Plantation in The Town (Location)

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Backus Plantation
Type: 
Mansion
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1280
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400
Description: 

Melisandre Backus lives with "her father and a bottle of whiskey" on "a plantation about six miles from town" (52). The text gives no other clue to its location, but almost all Yoknapatawpha's big estates are north of Jefferson. And this is a big estate, despite the word "farm" in the description of what happens to it after her father dies and she marries a rich New Orleans bootlegger, who transforms it from "just another Mississippi cotton farm" to one with "white fences and weather-vanes in the shape of horses so that it looked like a cross between a Kentucky country club and a Long Island race track" (187-88).

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Only Mentioned in Text
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Continuous

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