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. Equaling the massive size of the state, the WPA Guide to Texas is just as expansive at 716 pages. From the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley, The Lone Star Stateas landscape is as varied as its political and cultural past. Having been under the control of six different nationsa flags, the history section is particularly rich. The guide also includes a helpful list of books about the state.City Busses: Zoning system; fare, first zone 10Ac; with transfer privileges; ... Baseball: Tech Field, Texas League. Golf: Brackenridge Park (municipal), 3800 block Broadway, 18 holes, 50Ac before 3 p.m., 25Ac after; Riverside Course ( municipal), anbsp;...
|Title||:||The WPA Guide to Texas|
|Author||:||Federal Writers' Project|
|Publisher||:||Trinity University Press - 2013-10-31|