Bonnie Osborn Briggs
BBriggs at LATTE.MEMPHIS.EDU
Fri Jun 4 14:07:25 UTC 1999
I know that Parchment is a notorious prison in Mississippi - the term
could have originated there.
The University of Memphis
Johanna N Franklin wrote:
> Last night I heard the term "parchment farm" for the first time. It
> was quoted from an old blues song from the 1950s or so, referring to a
> chain gang in Louisiana. Does anyone know where this term came from?
> Was there a Parchment, Louisiana near the prison? Any help would be
> greatly appreciated.
> Johanna Franklin
> "If a mathematician wrote a fantasy novel, would the page numbers be
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