Bridge over Creek in Jefferson in Requiem for a Nun (Location)

Display Label: 
Compson's Pasture and Bridge
Type: 
Event
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1398
Y: 
832
Description: 

During the building of the original courthouse, Grenier and Sutpen "set up camps beside the creek in Compson's pasture" for their slaves (33). At some point a bridge is built over the creek - now referred to as "Compson's creek" - and at this spot the Chickasaws who are coming to the store stop to "bathe their legs and feet" before putting on their "pants and shoes" (173).

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

digyok:node/location/18736