American Pastoral Setting & Symbolism

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Old Rimrock

Old Rimrock, New Jersey is a small, old village in New Jersey with history that goes back to the Revolutionary War. Swede chose to buy a beautiful old stone house out in the country in Old Rimrock and to raise his daughter there. They have enough property that his wife, Dawn, ran a cattle ranch on it. The people who live in the area are affluent and wealthy and some, like Bill Orcutt, come from old families that have been in the area for many generations. It is a pastoral setting, with lakes and wildflowers and a high ridge. The village itself had a small grocery store with a postal station inside, which were both destroyed with the bomb that Swede's daughter Merry set off in protest of the Vietnam war.

Newark Maid Glove Factory

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