Memphis: Confederate Park in The Mansion (Location)

Display Label: 
Confederate Park
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
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Text (when unambiguous)
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680
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198
Description: 

"Confederate Park they called it" (315) - that is Mink's way of referring, as an out-of-towner, to the Memphis park on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River where he thinks about spending the night. He sees "the path and flowerbed crisscrossed vacancy exactly as he remembered it" from a previous trip to the city, along with "the line of benches along the stone parapet in the gaps of which the old iron cannon from the War squatted" (315). The park still exists, but they don't call it Confederate any more; in 2013 the city council changed its name to Memphis Park.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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