The WPA Guide to the Minnesota Arrowhead Country: The Federal Writers' Project Guide to 1930s Minnesota [NOOK Book]

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The WPA Guide to the Minnesota Arrowhead Country is a vivid word-picture of the northeastern part of the state, long famed for the breathtaking beauty of its landscape, the colorful variety of its ethnic groups, and the worldwide impact of its industries. First published in 1941, this unique guide has much more than nostalgia to offer today's readers. Forty-seven city, town, and village profiles; fifteen canor trips; and four auto tours tell the stories of the region's people and places and offer a fascinating ...
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The WPA Guide to the Minnesota Arrowhead Country: The Federal Writers' Project Guide to 1930s Minnesota

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Overview

The WPA Guide to the Minnesota Arrowhead Country is a vivid word-picture of the northeastern part of the state, long famed for the breathtaking beauty of its landscape, the colorful variety of its ethnic groups, and the worldwide impact of its industries. First published in 1941, this unique guide has much more than nostalgia to offer today's readers. Forty-seven city, town, and village profiles; fifteen canor trips; and four auto tours tell the stories of the region's people and places and offer a fascinating alternative to freeway travel. Essays on major themes such as native peoples, history, architecture, transportation, and recreation provide an authentic self-portrait of 1940s Minnesota in humorous, loving, and literary prose. In a new introduction, Minnesota Public Radio's Cathy Wurzer shares the story behind this guidebook's creation--from the two politically active women who edited it to the group of businessmen and boomers who helped get it published.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873517096
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,237,605
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

The Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created by the federal government during the Great Depression to put thousands of unemployed writers to work.

Cathy Wurzer is the host of Morning Edition on Minnesota Public Radio and cohost of Almanac on Twin Cities Public Television. She has been honored with four Emmys for her work on Almanac. She is also the author of Tales of the Road: Highway 61.

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