Jake Montgomery's Roadhouse (Location Key)


In Intruder in the Dust, before Jake Montgomery became Vinson Gowrie's partner in the timber business, he owned "a place he called a restaurant just across the Tennessee line" from Mississippi (112). We identity it as a 'Bar' rather than a 'Restaurant': according to the Sheriff, what Jake served didn't need to be "chewed" or cooked, but came from "a hole under the floor big enough to hide a case of whiskey in" (112-13). After a man "got killed in it one night two-three years ago," the Tennessee police closed it down (113).