Jakeleg Wattman's Fishing Camp in The Mansion (Location)

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Jakeleg Wattman's Fishing Camp
Type: 
Office/store
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Other Text(s)
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1320
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162
Description: 

This "so-called" fishing camp is located at Wylie's Crossing (244). Jakeleg sells bootleg whiskey from his "notorious riverbottom joint" (245). Whenever it was raided during prohibition, he would move it "one mile deeper" into the bottom (244). Consequently, Jakeleg keeps the store purposefully "unpainted" so that he can dismantle its structure at any time. Inside the little store, there are "unpainted shelves" which are "crowded with fish-hooks and sinkers and lines and tobacco and flashlight batteries and coffee and canned beans and shotgun shells." "Tacked on the wall," the "neat row of United States Internal Revenue Department liquor licenses" offers some pretense of respectability, although Jakeleg himself carefully occupies a "chicken-wire barricaded counter" through which he sells his bottles of liquor (244). Our choice for its location on the map is based on the similarities between Jackleg Wattman's at Wylie's Crossing and Ballenbaugh's at Wyott's Crossing in The Reivers (1962).

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
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