Vinsons' Tavern (Location Key)


The tavern on the route that Jim Gant takes from the Bend to Memphis is described in "Miss Zilphia Gant" as "a rambling log house with stout walls and broken roof"; the men who stay in it are "rough" and "unshaven," they drink "corn whiskey" and sleep in "their muddy clothes and boots," and "about the whole place lay an air of transient and sinister dilapidation" (368). The place is "conducted" by Mrs. Vinson, the woman whom Gant leaves his wife for (368).

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