Hoke's Sawmill and Commissary in Go Down, Moses (Location)

Display Label: 
Hoke's Sawmill
Type: 
Other Structure
Authority : 
Speculation
Other Texts Location Appears In: 
X: 
1248
Y: 
150
Description: 

"Hoke's" is a small settlement built at the point where the logging train through the big woods connects to the "main line" carrying trains to Memphis (218). For most of the novel, Hoke's consists of a sawmill and commissary plus two stores and a loading-chute. When Ike returns to it at the end of "The Bear," however, after de Spain has sold the timber rights to the woods, it has grown dramatically: "a new planing-mill . . . and what looked like miles and miles of stacked steel rails . . . feeding troughs for two hundred mules," and the other signs of what some would call progress but which leaves Ike "shocked and grieved" (302).

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

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