Sartoris Bank|Merchants and Farmers Bank in Flags in the Dust (Location)

Display Label: 
Jefferson Bank
Type: 
Office/store
Authority : 
Faulkner map
X: 
1249
Y: 
835
Description: 

Officially called the Farmers' and Merchants' Bank, the town's bank was founded by Old Bayard Sartoris, and is sometimes referred to as "Sartoris' Bank." It is a main fixture of Courthouse Square. Both Faulkner's unfinished "Father Abraham" manuscript and Flags in the Dust -- his earliest representations of Yoknapatawpha -- begin with scenes set in this bank. In Flags Flem Snopes is already the bank's vice president, but control of it still seems firmly in Old Bayard Sartoris' hands. He spends his days in his office there.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
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