Porterfield in "Hair" (Location)

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Porterfield
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
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Context (text, as interpreted)
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2448
Y: 
320
Description: 

The narrator first sees Hawkshaw working in a barber shop in "Porterfield." There is a real Porterfield in Tennessee, but it's 220 miles away from Oxford, Mississippi, and so cannot be the town in the story, which is "sixty miles away" from Jefferson (137). Since the narrator is in Porterfield on his travels as a salesman whose territory is "North Mississippi and Alabama" (137), we've located it in northwestern Alabama.

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Site of Event
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Continuous
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