Dirt Road in Light in August in Light in August (Location)

Display Label: 
Dirt Road
Type: 
Event
Authority : 
Speculation
X: 
940
Y: 
1122
Description: 

A "short distance" from the spring where Joe spends the last night of his flight but "eight miles" from the larger road to Mottstown is a "quiet" dirt road, "appearing and vanishing quietly, the pale dust marked only by narrow in infrequent wheels and by the hooves of horses and mules and now and then by the print of human feet" (336, 338). It is bordered by bushes and woods, and curves sharply enough for Joe to hear wagons before he can see them. While he sits beside it Joe encounters first, "two negro children" and then a wagon carrying white people before a negro driving another wagon tells him "It's Friday" (336-37).

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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