The Unquiet Earth: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

Denise Giardina
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Appalachia

The story of The Unquiet Earth takes place in Appalachia. Rachel Honaker doesn't know that she lives in a place called Appalachia until she sees President Kennedy on TV talking about stamping out poverty and mentioning Appalachia as one of the poorest regions of the nation.

Number Thirteen Mine

The Number Thirteen Mine is the mine that is focused upon in The Unquiet Earth. It is the mine where Dillon and his father before him worked. Many of Dillon's relatives had worked there and it is the only mine that is spared in a flood after the dam breaks.

Blackberry Creek

The mining community of Number Thirteen Mine lives near the Blackberry Creek. Most of the miners live in houses that line the creek. Rachel almost drowned there when she was a teenager.

Blackberry Creek Bridge

Dillon's house is bombed and burned down during union fighting. In...

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