Yonnondio: From the Thirties Setting & Symbolism

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Rascoe, Wyoming, appears in Chapters 1-2

Rascoe is a small mining town where the Holbrooks live before they set out to become farmers. The conditions in the mine are very dangerous.

Zell, South Dakota, appears in Chapters 3-4

Zell is a farming town that the Holbrooks settle near. It is good farm country, with good people.

The Farm, appears in Chapters 3-8

Although the family only lives on the farm for a single year, it is the place where they are happy. Later, Mazie convinces herself that they never left, because she does not want to face reality.

The Slaughterhouse Town, appears in Chapters 5-8

The slaughterhouse town, or "packingtown," as it is called, is a disgusting place totally dominated by the stinking slaughterhouses. The Holbrooks desperately try to get away from the smell.

The Dump, appears in Chapter 8

The children of the slaughterhouse town have nowhere to...

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