Dairy Queen Setting & Symbolism

Catherine Gilbert Murdock
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Schwenk Farm

Schwenk Farm is the narrator's family farm, which has 32 cows. The narrator describes it as having used to be pristine and very well kept, but these days it looks "junky" because they don't have time to clean it like her grandfather did.

Red Bend

Red Bend is the town where the narrator lives. It is also the name of the narrator's school.

Hawley

Hawley is the neighboring and rivaling town to Red Bend. It also has a school with nearly twice as many kids as Red Bend.

Wisconsin

This is the state that the narrator's family dairy farm is in.

Manure Spreader

D.J.'s father injured his hip using this machine and, as a result, could no longer do the bulk of the farm work, so D.J. had to take over.

Football

Football is the common thread throughout the Schwenk family. It is a...

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