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The WPA Guide to 1930s Kansas / Edition 1
     

The WPA Guide to 1930s Kansas / Edition 1

by Federal Writers' Project, James R. Shortridge
 

ISBN-10: 0700602496

ISBN-13: 9780700602490

Pub. Date: 11/01/1984

Publisher: University Press of Kansas


The WPA Guide, the first and only guidebook ever devoted to Kansas, was published in 1939. After six decades and more, its pages still provide a wealth of reliable historic, geographic, and cultural information on Kansas, as well as some intriguing lore that many modern-day readers will find new. Not the least of its contributions is the accurate picture it

Overview


The WPA Guide, the first and only guidebook ever devoted to Kansas, was published in 1939. After six decades and more, its pages still provide a wealth of reliable historic, geographic, and cultural information on Kansas, as well as some intriguing lore that many modern-day readers will find new. Not the least of its contributions is the accurate picture it gives of Kansas between the Great Depression and World War II—of its industrial, agricultural, and natural resources.

The book is divided into three sections: seventeen topical essays covering subjects such as Indians, folklore, religion, and architecture; touring information of the eighteen largest Kansas cities and towns; and twelve automobile tours spanning Kansas and border states. Included are eighty photographs, four maps, and an essay on the "contemporary scene" by William Allen White.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700602490
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
11/01/1984
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
574
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.28(d)

Table of Contents


General Information
Calendar of Events
I. The State and Its People
Contemporary Scene—By William Allen White
Natural Setting and Conservation
Archeology
Indians
History
Agriculture
Transformation
Industry, Commerce and Labor
Folklore
Education
Religion
Sports and Recreation
Journalism and Journalists
Literature
Art
Music and the Theater
Architecture

II. Cities and Towns
Arkansas City
Atchison
Coffeyville
Dodge City
Emporia
Fort Scott
Hutchinson
Kansas City
Lawrence
Leavenworth
Lindsborg
Manhattan
Medicine Lodge
Newton
Ottawa
Salina
Topeka
Wichita

III. Highways and Byways
Tour 1. (St. Joseph, Mo.)-Marysville-Belleville-St.Franics-(Denver, Colo.) [US 36]
Section a. Missouri Line to Belleville
Section b. Belleville to Colorado Line
Tour 2. Manhattan-Clay Center-Stockton-Goodland-(Colorado Springs, CO) [US 24]
Tour 3. (Kansas City, MO.)-Kansas City-Topeka-Manhattan-Salina-Hays-(Denver, Colo.) [US 24-40, US 40]
Tour 4. (Kansas City, Mo.)-Baldwin City-Council Grove-Great Bend-Garden Ctiy-(La Junta, Colo.) [US 50, US 50N]
Section a. Missouri Line to Junction with US 50N and US 50S; US 50
Section b. Junction with US 50, US 50S, and US 59 to Garden City
Section c. Garden City to Colorado Line
Tour 4A. Junction US 50-50N and US 59-Emporia-Newton-Hutchinson-Dodge City-Garden City [US50S]
Tour 4B. Dodge City-Sublette-Hugoton-Elkhart-Oklahoma Line [STATE45)
Tour 5. (Jefferson City, Mo.)-Fort Scott-Wichita-Pratt-Liberal-(Hooker, Okla.) [US 54]
Section a. Missouri Line to Wichita
Section b. Wichita to Oklahoma Line
Tour 6. (Springfield, Mo.)-Pittsburg-Parsons-Winfield-Medicine Lodge-Ulysses-(Trinidad, Colo.) [US 160]
Section a. Missouri Line to Wellington
Section b. Wellington to Junction with US 83-160
Section c. Junction with US 83 to Colorado Line
Tour 7. (Joplin, Mo.)-Baxter Springs-Coffeyville-Arkansas City-South Haven [US 66 and US 166]
Tour 8. (Kearney, Nebr.)-Norton-Oakley-Scott City-Garden City-Liberal-(Turpin, Okla.) [US 83]
Tour 9. (Columbus, Nebr.)-Concordia-Salina-Wichita-Wellington-(Enid, Okla.) [US 81]
Tour 10. (Lincoln, Nebr.)-Marysville-Junction City-Eldorado-Arkansas City-(Oklahoma City, Okla.) [US 77]
Tour 11. (Omaha, Nebr.)-Sabetha-Topeka-Yates Center-Independence-(Tulsa, Okla.) [US 75]
Tour 12. (St. Joseph, Mo.)-Atchison-Lawrence-Iola-Parsons-(Vinita, Okla.) [US 59]
Tour 12A. (Falls City, Nebr.)-Hiawatha-Atchison-Leavenworth-Victory Junction-Kansas City-(Kansas City, Mo.) [US 73]
Tour 12B. Junction with US 59-Osawatomie [Osawatomie Rd.]
Tour 13. (Kansas City, Mo.)-Fort Scott-Pittsburg-Columbus-(Muskogee, Okla.) [US 69]

IV. Appendices
Chronology
Bibliography
Index

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