Caledonia in The Town (Location)

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Caledonia
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1938
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204
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"Caledonia" is the name of the place where Matt Levitt gets into a fight with Anse McCallum (206). There is a real Caledonia in Mississippi, a town in Lowndes County, north of Columbus and near the Alabama border; this town is mentioned in The Unvanquished. But the "Caledonia" in The Town must be in Yoknapatawpha, since the Yoknapatawpha county sheriff arrests both young men for fighting there. In Intruder in the Dust Caledonia Chapel is in the hills northeast of Jefferson, and in Flags in the Dust and elsewhere the McCallums (or MacCallums) live in the northeast corner of Yoknapatawpha, so that is where we have chosen to locate the scene of the fight. Presumably it is a hamlet like Frenchman's Bend.

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Site of Event
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