County Poor Farm in Flags in the Dust (Location)

Location Key: 
Display Label: 
County Poor Farm
Type: 
Farm
Authority : 
Speculation
X: 
1318
Y: 
1058
Description: 

Before the Social Security Act of 1935, many localities in the U.S. had "poor houses" or "poor farms" to give destitute elderly or handicapped people some place to live (at poor farms they were often required to work for their support). Old Man Falls lives at Yoknapatawpha's poor farm, which is three miles out of town (3), though the novel does not indicate in which direction. Our decision to locate it south of Jefferson is a conjecture.

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous
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