Glade at MacCallums in Flags in the Dust (Location)

Location Key: 
Display Label: 
Old Field
Type: 
Event
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1717
Y: 
399
Description: 

This "glade" is described as "an old field, sedge-grown, its plow-scars long healed over" (330). This is one of the signs that the MacCallum property was once a farm or plantation. There are apparently still some Negro tenants farming part of the property - i.e. the "two negro men" Bayard sees in the kitchen on his first evening at the place (336) - but on the whole, like this field, the MacCallum property seems to be reverting to nature, and used more for hunting and making moonshine, perhaps also breeding domestic animals, than for growing cotton or other commercial crops.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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