MacCallum Spring House in Flags in the Dust (Location)

Location Key: 
Display Label: 
Spring House
Type: 
Other Structure
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Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1725
Y: 
313
Description: 

Bayard, Buddy and Richard capture a possum "just behind the spring house" (338). In the era before indoor plumbing, houses were often supplied with water from a nearby spring, and it was not uncommon (though it was a sign of wealth and possession) to erect a small outbuilding over the spring, to keep it from filling with leaves and branches or being used by animals. This building also often served as a primitive kind of refrigerator, a place to store perishables.

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

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