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 countryas shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authorsamany of whom would later become celebrated literary figuresawere 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 stateas unique flavor.The Needles Highway swings down a ravine to the shore of SLYVAN LAKE, 6.4 m. No one viewing this beautiful ... At 0.2 m. is a stable where burros for the climb to HARNEY PEAK (7, 242 alt.) may be obtained. ... It is on the other face of this wall that the great stone carving of Rushmore has taken form. Beyond, the ridges anbsp;...
|Title||:||The WPA Guide to South Dakota|
|Author||:||Federal Writers' Project|
|Publisher||:||Trinity University Press - 2013-10-31|