Cumberland Gap in Requiem for a Nun (Location)

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Cumberland Gap
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OutOfYoknapatawpha
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2458
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946
Description: 

The "Cumberland Gap" through which the three earliest white settlers in Jefferson travel into Tennessee is a narrow pass over the Cumberland Mountains near the intersection of the states of Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee (6). It was a major route over the Appalachians for the pioneers who first inhabited the frontier southwest. By the mid-20th century, the narrative notes that "long looping skeins of electric lines bring electric power from the Appalachian mountains" to modern Yoknapatawpha (194).

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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