Garraway Store

Jefferson Beauty Shop in The Town (Location)

Readers learn that Jefferson has a "beauty parlor" where women in town go for hair styling and other beautification treatments when Chick Mallison sees Eula's hair: "as soon as you looked at her you could tell that's where she had been" (324). The text provides no evidence, though, of its location.

Jefferson Beauty Shop

Jefferson Episcopal Church in The Town (Location)

"The oldest extant building in town," the small Episcopal church was "built by slaves" (321). According to Chick Mallison, the "Northern tourists" who expect Jefferson's architecture to be a lot older than it is, call the church "the best, the finest too" (321). Although most of Jefferson and Yoknapatawpha are Baptist or Methodist, the Episcopalians, along with the Presbyterianians, are the oldest congregations in the county, going back to the days before Jefferson was officially a town.

Jefferson Episcopal Church

Mrs. Ledbetter's House in The Town (Location)

Mrs. Ledbetter lives six miles out of the way from the route between Frenchman's Bend and Jefferson. The text doesn't say six miles in which direction, but the name of the place she lives - "Rockyford" (308) - suggests it's a place where you can cross the river, so that is where we have put it.

Mrs. Ledbetter's House

Brick Kiln in The Town (Location)

The brick yard is a place where bricks are made. In "Dry September" it is described as abandoned, but in this novel it must be operational since it is where Grover Cleveland is a nightwatchman.

Mississippi State Insane Asylum (Jackson) in The Town (Location)

The Mississippi State Insane Asylum - referred to in the text as the "Jackson asylum" - was located in that city, the state capital, until 1935. In addition to Benjy Compson in The Sound and the Fury and Darl Bundren in As I Lay Dying , the narrator tells us his is where Henry Armstid is locked up for life after falling victim to Flem Snopes's buried money scheme at the Old Frenchman's bend mansion.

Sawmill Owners

This icon represents the "people" whom the narrator obliquely evokes when he calls the "mounds of rotting sawdust" that mark the sites of the sawmills that once turned all the trees around Frenchman's Bend into lumber the "monuments of a people's heedless greed" (190).


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