Memphis in "There Was a Queen" (Location)

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Memphis
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OutOfYoknapatawpha
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Founded in 1819, Memphis, Tennessee, had over 250,000 residents in 1930, making it the closest big city to Yoknapatawpha. In Faulkner's fiction, it is the place to which a number of black characters move (including Elnora's son Joby), and also the place where people from Jefferson went to misbehave, or at least to buy liquor legally. Beale Street was well-known for its black-owned shops and clubs, and the music that could be heard in them (including W. C. Handy's "Beale Street Blues").

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