Birmingham, Alabama|Mills City in "Elly" (Location)

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Mills City
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OutOfYoknapatawpha
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2460
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360
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Mills City, where Elly's aunt and uncle live, is "two hundred miles" and about "ten hours" by car away from Jefferson (208, 216). The city's name is fictional, but it seems likely that Faulkner based it on Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama. Birmingham is the same distance from Oxford, the original of Jefferson, and was founded just after the Civil War as an industrial center. On our map, we have placed Mills City on the real mill city's location.

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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