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 rolling hills between the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers are home to the Midwestas Hawkeye State, faithfully cataloged in the WPA Guide to Iowa. Stressing the agricultural roots and varied crops grown throughout the state, this guide includes many pictures depicting the lives of Iowa farm workers in the 1930as.A BAND SHELL, designed with remarkable acoustics by Henry Kamphoefner, a local architect, was built in 1934 under FERA and CWA auspices. ... 6:308:30 p.m. during summer), NW. corner Dace Ave. and S. Steuben St., is the drill grounds for 30 purewhite 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 Iowa|
|Author||:||Federal Writers' Project|
|Publisher||:||Trinity University Press - 2013-10-31|