Originally published during the Great Depression, The WPA Guide nevertheless finds much to celebrate in the heartland of America. Nearly three dozen essays highlight Iowa's demography, economy, and culture but the heart of the book is a detailed traveler's guide, organized as seventeen different tours, that directs the reader to communities of particual social and historical interest.A Band Shell, designed with remarkable acoustics by Henry Kamphoef- ner, a local architect, was built in 1934 under FERA and CWA auspices. ... 6:30-8:30 p.m. during summer), NW. corner Dace Ave. and S. Steuben St., is the drill grounds for 30 pure-white Arabian horses of the patrol. ... The property includes 100 acres, of which 86 acres are used for yardage where reinforced concrete structures withanbsp;...
|Title||:||The WPA Guide to 1930s Iowa|
|Author||:||Joseph Frazier Federal Writers Project|
|Publisher||:||University of Iowa Press - 2010-01-25|