Caledonia Chapel Cemetery (Location Key)

Code: 
620
Display Label: 
Caledonia Chapel Cemetery
Description: 

Next to the Caledonia Chapel in Beat Four is the small "fenced square of earth" that contains the "dust" referred to in the title of Intruder in the Dust: a cemetery plot which is repeatedly violated during the narrative's five separate returns to it. At different times this grave is the temporary resting place of Vinson Gowrie and Jake Montgomery; the last time it is dug up, it is empty, and the bodies of both these men have been hidden nearby.  Next to it is the grave of Vinson’s mother, where the tombstone reads "AMANDA WORKITT, wife of N.B. Forrest Gowrie, 1878 birth, 1926 death" (Intruder, 99). The other graves in this local "graveyard" are indicated by "mottoless" and "shingle-thin slabs of cheap grey granite" standing "without symmetry or order" and "canted always slightly" (Intruder, 154).

Occupants: Amanda Workitt Gowrie, Vinson Gowrie, Jake Montgomery.

Authority : 
Text (when unambiguous)
X: 
1759
Y: 
532
Display Type: 
cemeteries

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