Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart Setting & Symbolism

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Hammond, New York

Hammond, a city of thirty-five thousand people, is the main location for the events and activities of the novel. Hammond is located sixty miles south of Lake Ontario.

Gowanda Street

Gowanda Street is in a section of Hammond called Lowertown because it is the poor section of town. It is also the street where many of the Garlock family live.

Cassadaga River

The Cassadaga River flows through Hammond and is the river in which Little Red Garlock's body is found.

Schoharie Downs

Schoharie Downs is the local racetrack frequented by the Courtney's, and where Duke Courtney gambles on the harness races.

Rialto Theater

The Rialto is one of two movie theaters located in Hammond and the one frequented by Iris and her friends.

Belknap Junior High School

Belknap Junior High School is where Iris attends school during the ninth grade.

372 Holland Street

Persia and Iris...

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