Board Tree in "Shingles for the Lord" (Location)

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Board Tree
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Event
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1704
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1220
Description: 

The "board tree" where most of the narrative takes place is probably a cedar or a pine. Res Grier, Solon Quick and Homer Bookwright spend (most of) the day splitting shingles from blocks - "bolts" - cut from the tree's trunk. Shingles split from straight-grained wood with a froe (also spelled "frow," and named from the to-and-fro motion by which a shingle is split off from the bolt) were a common roofing material in rural areas.

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Site of Event
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Continuous
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