Sanctuary, 8 (Event)

Text: 
Page Number: 
8
Order within Page: 
1
First 8-10 words of event: 
The house was a gutted ruin rising gaunt and stark
Page Event Ends: 
8
Era: 
Turn of the Century (1890-1913)
Characters Mentioned: 
Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1879 to Tuesday, May 7, 1929
Notes: 

The former cotton fields, gardens and lawns have turned to jungle, which the local people have been pulling down for firewood for the past fifty years.

Summary: 

The Old Frenchman place is briefly described, along with its history from the time it was the mansion of a large cotton plantation before the Civil War to the decades during which people in the area have been pulling down the building and digging up the grounds to its present condition as "a gutted ruin" standing in a "jungle" (8).

Chronological Order: 
2.60
Keywords: 
Cotton_Plantation Ante_Bellum_Mansion Decay Great_Past Repeated_Description
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