McCallum Cotton Gin in "The Tall Men" (Location)

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Cotton Gin
Type: 
Other Structure
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Context (text, as interpreted)
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1706
Y: 
413
Description: 

The story begins next to "the dark bulk of the cotton gin" on the McCallum property (45). Before the Franklin Roosevelt administration, the family ginned the cotton they grew "right here in their own gin" (56), but after the federal government started giving farmers "advice and help, whether he wanted it or not," to quote the way Gombault refers to the new regulations governing agricultural production (55), the McCallums stopped growing cotton. The gin is no longer used, except to store the "twenty-two bales of orphan cotton" they refuse to sell under this New Deal (56). They built "a special shed" next to the gin to hold some of this cotton as well (56).

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Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
If "Other Structure," specify: 
Cotton Gin
11020

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