Quick's Sawmill (Location Key)

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161
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There are different kinds of mills in the Yoknapatawpha fictions - including grist mills, corn mills and molasses mills - but the one in Frenchman's Bend that the Quicks own is undoubtedly a sawmill, one of several around the county. Turning trees into lumber is one of the staples of the Yoknapatawpha economy. In "Tomorrow" Quicks' mill has Negro workers, a "boiler" (unlike for example Varner's 'water mill' elsewhere in the Bend) and it "shuts down for the winter" when the "bottom," which is where the trees are, "gets wet" (103). The Hamlet mentions the mill's "sawdust pile," where part of the trees always ends up (78). Neither text provides a clue to where in the Bend this mill is.

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