Jefferson Restaurant in Intruder in the Dust (Location)

Location Key: 
Display Label: 
All-Night Cafe
Map Icon: 
Office/store
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Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1279
Y: 
870
Description: 

On the town Square is a "cafe which stayed open all night" (206). Some townspeople apparently think of it as an "allnight jukejoint coffee stall" (207). Typically a "juke joint" is a place on the margins of the law where blacks can drink, gamble and listen to music, owned and operated by blacks. But none of that seems to apply to this cafe, with a late night clientele that seems to consist almost exclusively of "long-haul" "truck drivers" and the town's night marshal (207, 206). We assume it is the 'Jefferson restaurant' on the Square that appears in other texts under four different names, including the "Allnite Inn" in "Knight's Gambit."

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous

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