Where are all of the places and locations of the main events in The Outsiders?

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Since I cannot physically draw you a picture of all the key locations, let us instead discuss each one in general relation to each other:

The Town:  Divided into the rich West side and the  poor East side.

The Park:  "About two blocks square, with a fountain in the middle and a small swimming pool for the little kids," the park is not too far from the boys' house because Ponyboy walks there from the vacant lot (53).

Corner of Pickett and Sutton--This intersection of two main streets is where Dally waits for Ponyboy in chapter two. 

The Dingo: The rough drive-in hang-out where all the Greasers go.  It is down Sutton street.  After Dally, Johnny, and Ponyboy leave the Dingo, they cross Sutton and cut across a field to get to the Nightly Double drive-in. 

The vacant lot-- The lot is where Ponyboy and Johnny talk and fall asleep in chapter three.  It is between drive-in movie and on the way home to Ponyboy's house.  The vacant lot is also the location of the rumble that happens toward the end of the novel and where Dally is shot by the police.

The old church-- The church is not in the boys' hometown.  It is on top of Jay Mountain outside Windrixville. 

The Hospital-- Located in the town, the hospital is not very close to Ponyboy's neighborhood, because Hinton includes the detail that he had to catch a bus to get home. 



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