Across Five Aprils Setting & Symbolism

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The Fields

Much of the history and thoughts of the family take place while planting or plowing in the fields, giving us a feel for the work of the southern Illinois farm.

The Cabin

The home and place of gatherings for the Creightons and neighbors. This is where opinions of the war were discussed and family letters were shared.

The Parent Table

As a place of honor, Jethro has graduated to the Parent Table now that he is of age to be working in the fields.

Letters/Newspapers

Letters and newspapers were a pivotal part of this story. This was the way family members kept in touch and how farm folk tracked the events of the war.

The Map

Drawn by Shad while he taught Jethro about the locations of battles that had taken place at the beginning of the war. Jethro and Jenny use the map throughout...

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