Roadwork Setting & Symbolism

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Harvey's Gun Shop

Gun shop run by Harry, where Bart purchases a .44 Magnum and a .460 Weatherbee. Harry happily supplies Bart, thinking the Weatherbee is a gift for Bart's cousin.

784 Extension

Name of the highway extension that is going directly through the house Bart and Mary own and the business that has been Bart's life for many years, the Blue Ribbon Laundry.

Blue Ribbon Laundry

Owned by father and son, Don and Ray Tarkington, the Blue Ribbon Laundry is the job Bart worked his way up in. Don and Ray saw something in Bart, putting him through school so that he could advance further still in their business. When big business buys the company, Bart is running it, and as a direct result of his refusal to move, the Laundry goes under.

Waterford

Name of the district that should have housed the new plant for the Blue Ribbon Laundry...

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