The Sledding Hill Setting & Symbolism

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Bear Creek

Bear Creek is a small town in Idaho, where Billy and Eddie grow up. Bear Creek has a population of 3,065 residents. The town is in the panhandle of Idaho, close to the Canadian border to its north. Bear Creek is the primary setting for the novel.

Proffit's Chevron

Eddie's father owns Proffit's Chevron. It's the only gas station in Bear Creek that fixes trucks. The summer that Eddie turns 14, he works at the station with his father for four hours in the morning. It is at the gas station that Eddie finds his father dead because a truck tire falls on and crushes Mr. Proffit's head.

Hot Springs

The hot springs is a popular spot for the locals. Billy and Eddie often ride their bikes there after Eddie gets off work in the summer. Billy and Eddie are on their way to the hot springs when...

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