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Professionally, Calvin Smith Brown was a Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi, but the pre-history of the state was a lifelong passion. The two photographs below from his pioneering 1926 study depict "Indian mounds" from the south-eastern area of Lafayette County, the original on which Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha is based. The first (below left) he describes as "at Cornish"; the second he locates "near Oliver Bridge." The bridge spans the Yocona River just below the hamlet of Yocona; Cornish is another hamlet just east of Yocona.  Both photos were taken by Brown in 1913. They have been digitized from Faulkner's own copy of the book.

Indian Mound       Indian Mound

SOURCE: Calvin Smith Brown, Archeology of Mississippi (Mississippi Geological Survey: 1926).

      Citing this source:
"Photographic Re-presentations of Faulkner's World," Digital Yoknapatawpha, University of Virginia, (Date added to project: 2019)