Sonny Barger's Store in "Uncle Willy" (Location)

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Sonny Barger's Store
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Office/store
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1192
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840
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"Sonny Barger's store," in the Negro district of Jefferson, seems to be as seedy a place as Willy's drugstore (234). The "Jamaica ginger" that the narrator purchases there for Willy was a widely-known way to evade prohibition laws (234): advertised and sold as a medicine, its contents were 80-90% ethanol.

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Site of Event
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