Texas in "Uncle Willy" (Location)

Location Key: 
Display Label: 
Texas
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
Authority : 
Text (when unambiguous)
X: 
2288
Y: 
1025
Description: 

While "Texas" in Faulkner's fictions is most frequently associated with the frontier west and identified as a place for people who have gotten in trouble to escape to, in this story it is the new home of Willy's sister, who has married "an oil millionaire" (225). The decades between 1901, when petroleum was discovered at a place called Spindletop, and the Great Depression of the 1930s are known as Texas' "gusher age," when oil production boomed the state economy.

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous

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