Tallahatchie Crossing|Iron Bridge|Wyott's Crossing|Wyliesport in The Mansion (Location)

Display Label: 
Old Wyliesport and Crossing
Type: 
Event
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Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1351
Y: 
127
Description: 

This novel mentions both "Old Wyliesport on the river" (228) and "Wylie's Crossing" (244), places which don't appear elsewhere in the Yoknapatawpha fictions. It's likely that they are basically the same place, and that the place is the one Faulkner refers to elsewhere as Wyott's Crossing. In "Red Leaves" this place is the furthest steamboats once came up the Tallahatchie River (therefore a "port"), and where later a man named Wyott ran a ferry across the River (hence "crossing"). Later still, the Tallahatchie at this point was crossed by both a car and a railroad bridge.

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous
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