Jefferson Post Office in The Mansion (Location)

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Jefferson Post Office
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Public building
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Context (text, as interpreted)
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1331
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815
Description: 

The novel's two references to Yoknapatawpha's postal system seem to span the transition from the old-fashioned to the modern. It describes "the small lot behind the postoffice where the RFD carriers' buckboards would stand until the carriers came out the back door with the bags of mail" (41); RFD - Rural Free Delivery to people living in places like the Yoknapatawpha countryside - began in the late 19th century, though horse- or mule-drawn "buckboards" were replaced by trucks and cars in most rural areas by the 1920s. On the other hand, the "cancelling machine inside the Jefferson postoffice" is a sign of technological progress (76).

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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