Pennsylvania (Location Key)

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What in The Sound and the Fury Louis Hatcher calls that flood "way up yonder" took place, as Quentin Compson tells him, "way up in Pennsylvania" (114). This flood was one of the worst natural disasters in American history: the 1889 flood in Johnstown, in which over two thousand people lost their lives. Pennsylvania's two major cities - Pittsburgh and Philadelphia - are mentioned in Requiem for a Nun. Pittsburgh is mentioned twice: it is cited, along with Fort Bridger, Wyoming, to prove how connected the interior of the nation is by its waterways during the 19th century (83); in the 20th century it contains the "factories" that make the sheets of plate glass for the windows of Jefferson's modern stores (192). Philadelphia is linked with "Chicago and Kansas City and Boston" as egregious examples of municipal political corruption in the U.S. (192).

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