Ashfall Setting & Symbolism

Mike Mullin
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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is the site of the supervolcano which explodes and blankets most of the western half of the United States in more than a foot of sulfuric ash.

Cedar Falls, Iowa

Cedar Falls, Iowa, is the town in which Alex and his family live. It is a nice town before the volcano erupts, Alex explains, but the town's people turning on one another and looting makes him sad.

The Edmunds Farm

The Edmunds Farm is located in Iowa, and is where Mrs. Edmunds and her daughter, Darla, live. It is the farmstead to which Alex heads following the encounter with Target that nearly leaves him dead. The Edmunds Farm is ultimately burned down by Target.

Warren, Illinois

Warren, Illinois, is the town near which Alex's uncle and his family live. It is to Warren, Illinois, that Alex and Darla seek to go. Warren...

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