Samson's Farm in Light in August (Location)

Location Key: 
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Samson's Farm
Type: 
Farm
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Context (text, as interpreted)
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X: 
1930
Y: 
990
Description: 

Samson's place, in the Frenchman's Bend area, is the first named Yoknapatawpha location that Lena Grove passes on her journey. Its location in Light in August seems at variance with the location of Samson's bridge, which washes out in As I Lay Dying. "Somebody down at Samson's" tells Lena that Lucas Burch is working at the planing mill in Jefferson, but if Lena had been at the river location, she would have traveled north through Frenchman's Bend to get to Winterbottom's farm, near which Armstid picks her up in his wagon, only to backtrack to Varner's store in the Bend. Her trajectory suggests that this Samson's farm is near Armstid's and Winterbottom's, northeast of Varner's.

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous

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