Memphis: Cemetery in Sanctuary (Location)

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Cemetery
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OutOfYoknapatawpha
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Speculation
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831
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438
Description: 

Like all the mourners, the narrative stops following the hearse carrying Red's body before it reaches the cemetery. It's not necessary to suppose that Faulkner identified that destination with any the actual cemeteries in and around Memphis. But the narrative does describe that the funeral procession moving along "the main artery that led back out of town" (249). If that road is Lamar Avenue, then the cemetery could be Forest Hill, which is where we have put our marker. Opened first in 1888, Forest Hill is best known as the place where Elvis Presley was temporarily buried after his death in 1977.

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Only Mentioned in Text
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Continuous

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