Jefferson Square Monuments

"The slender white pencil of the Confederate monument" - that is how Intruder in the Dust refers to the statue of an unidentified Confederate soldier that stands atop a tall pedestal in front of the courthouse in the Square at the center of Jefferson (48). This monument appears in 8 fictions.

Sartoris Bank|Merchants' and Farmers' Bank

This bank is the first piece of unreal estate in Yoknapatawpha that Faulkner created. Both the unfinished "Father Abraham" manuscript and Flags in the Dust, his first published Yoknapatawpha fiction, begin inside the bank - "Abraham" with Flem Snopes as its president; Flags with old Bayard Sartoris in control. Bayard founded it in the 1890s, which is why colloquially it is referred to as the 'Sartoris Bank,' but its official name is the Merchants' and Farmers' Bank.

Sartoris Plantation in Flags in the Dust (Location)

The first time this mansion appears in Flags, the narrator calls it "the house that John Sartoris built and rebuilt" (8).  His first mansion was burned by Yankee soldiers during the Civil War; his post-war reconstruction of it, on an even grander scale, is described briefly in The Unvanquished.

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