Fishing Camp|Hunting Camp in The Reivers (Location)

Display Label: 
Hunting Camp
Type: 
Other Structure
Authority : 
Faulkner map
X: 
763
Y: 
124
Description: 

This site - which Lucius calls "Major de Spain's hunting camp" while adding that it is known to his grandson's generation as "McCaslin's camp" (18) - is best known as the setting for Faulkner's earlier story "The Bear." According to the account in The Reivers, the "four or five sections of river-bottom jungle" on which de Spain built the camp sometime "between 1865 and '70" was originally "a portion of old Thomas Sutpen's vast kingly dream" (19). Twenty miles from Jefferson, the camp itself is a fairly elaborate place, and includes "the lodge and stables and kennels" (18). The site on which it was built, "in those days," was "a sort of eastern gateway to the still almost virgin wilderness of swamp and jungle" between Yoknapatawpha and the Mississippi RIver (19).

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
If "Other Structure," specify: 
Hunting Camp

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