Tulls' Farm in Sanctuary (Location)

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Location Key: 
Display Label: 
Tulls' Farm
Type: 
Farm
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Context (text, as interpreted)
Other Texts Location Appears In: 
X: 
1785
Y: 
1395
Description: 

When Ruby tells the Sheriff how to get to the Old Frenchman place, she says "you pass Mr Tull's about a mile and turn off to the right" (105), so her directions provided us with the farm's location for this map. The farm plays a minor role in Sanctuary. But "Tull's" is one of the Yoknapatawpha locations that suggest the major difficulty of trying to map an imaginary place. Faulkner himself put it on the map he drew for Absalom! in 1936, but its location there seems at least a mile or two off from the site where Ruby places it, and very far away, on the wrong side of the Yoknapatawpha River, from the spot it occupies in As I Lay Dying. (There is no suggestion in any text of more than one "Tull.") So this is one of the instances where we have chosen to rely on the text rather than its author.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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