Pascagoula in The Mansion (Location)

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Pascagoula
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
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2383
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519
Description: 

This location is a real Mississippi town on the Gulf of Mexico. Pascagoula is historically part of an important military industrial corridor as it is home to Naval Station Pascagoula on Singing River Island and the Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation on the east bank of the Pascagoula River. In addition to the Pascagoula munitions factory where Linda Snopes works, the narrative includes the beach, the hotel where they stay in separate rooms, and a "joint . . . with the radio going full blast" where Linda and Gavin eat supper (276). Like the rest of Mississippi, Pascagoula is still 'dry' at this time - i.e. it is illegal to sell alcohol - which is why the waitress at that joint can only bring "glasses and ice," while Stevens has to bring "the flask" himself (276)

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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