Hoke's Sawmill and Commissary in "Lion" (Location)

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Hoke's
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Other Structure
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1248
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150
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"Hoke's" is first described as "the little town on the edge of Major de Spain's preserve" (185), though "town" seems like an overstatement when Quentin later says "Hoke's was just a sawmill and a few stores" (188). Its population is probably mostly male, and its economy based entirely on logging. It is where the logging train that runs through the woods intersects the railroad that takes Quentin and Boon to Memphis. It sounds like one of the short-lived communities that in other fictions Faulkner describes as springing up around sawmills that themselves are located close enough to a forest and a railroad to take logs from the one and ship lumber elsewhere on the other.

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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