The WPA Guide to Maine

The WPA Guide to Maine

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During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writersa€™ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the countrya€™s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authorsa€”many of whom would later become celebrated literary figuresa€”were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6, 000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented this celebration of local histories. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each statea€™s unique flavor. WPA Guide to Maine focuses in on the very tip of the Northeastern United States, also known as the Pine Tree State. With a short but comprehensive description of Mainea€™s history, two of the most enthralling sections of the guide include essays on Mainea€™s folklore and maritime heritage.SANFORD (alt. 310, Sanford Town, pop. 13, 392), 17.2 m., an industrial center, lies in the Mousam River Valley near the foothills of the White ... The Goodall Worsted Company Factory (open), High St., manufactures Palm Beach cloth.

Title:The WPA Guide to Maine
Author:Federal Writers' Project
Publisher:Trinity University Press - 2013-10-31


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