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Missouri: The WPA Guide to the "Show Me" State
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Missouri: The WPA Guide to the "Show Me" State

Once considered a "foolish boondoggle" of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration, the Federal Writers' Project was initiated to allow employment opportunity to those associated with the arts during the Great Depression. The American Guide Series became the most successful venture, offering jobs to writers nationwide as each state endeavored to produce a comprehensive guidebook. Under the direction of Charles van Ravenswaay, former director of the Missouri Historical Society, Missouri: A Guide to the "Show Me" State was first published in 1941. Now, in a classic reprint, MHS Press restores this guidebook to its original splendor and returns it to the bookshelves.


714 pages, 20 ills., index, Missouri road map
ISBN 1-883982-23-5, $24.95, paper
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