Old Frenchman Place in The Town (Location)

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Old Frenchman Place
Type: 
Mansion
Authority : 
Faulkner map
X: 
1922
Y: 
1495
Description: 

Now "a plantation of barely accessible worn-out land containing the weed-choked ruins of a formal garden and the remains (what the neighbors had not pulled down plank by plank for firewood) of a columned colonial house" (283), "in the old time" the Old Frenchman place "had dominated and bequeathed its name to the whole section known as Frenchman's Bend, which the Varners now owned" (8). Will Varner gives to Flem Snopes as Eula's dowry. Believing in the myth of buried money in the garden, Ratliff swaps his share of his restaurant in town for the Frenchman Place.

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Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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