The WPA Guide to Connecticut

The WPA Guide to Connecticut

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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 countrya€™s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authorsa€”many of whom would later become celebrated literary figuresa€”were 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 statea€™s unique flavor. It isna€™t surprising that a locale nicknamed the Constitution State has an impressive historya€”all of which is documented in the WPA Guide to Connecticut. The guide provides a comprehensive index of old and historic houses as well as an interesting timeline called a€œConnecticut Firstsa€ which lists historic happenings in the state from 1636 to 1936. The guide to the Nutmeg State also presents a number of tours through notable cities and towns, including New Haven and Yale University.The school campus of more than 200 acres has 20 buildings, including a chapel, infirmary, swimming pool, ... From the foot of the ladder, a sloping horizontal tunnel twists through pools formed by seepage from the dripping rock walls, to a well shaft down which the daylight dimly filters from the ... Above ground, in the museum and ruins of stone cells are numerous relics of this and other early prisons.

Title:The WPA Guide to Connecticut
Author:Federal Writers' Project
Publisher:Trinity University Press - 2013-10-31


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