The WPA Guide to Washington: The Evergreen State

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Trinity University Press, Oct 31, 2013 - History - 300 pages
During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—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 state’s unique flavor.

The WPA Guide to Washington exhibits the beauty and individuality found in the Pacific Northwest. The guide takes the reader on a journey across the Evergreen State, from Seattle to Spokane with the Cascades in between. Essays on the state’s large lumber industry and its role in the westward expansion are included.
 

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Contents

VANCOUVER
WALLA WALLA
YAKIMA
Coeur dAlene IdahoTeanawaySeattle US
DavenportGinkgo Petrified ForestEllensburg State
Maryhill JunctionVancouverJohnsons Landing US 830
Priest River IdahoSpokaneLewiston Idaho US 195
NewportCanadian Line State

ARTS AND CRAFTS
THE THEATER
ARCHITECTURE
Cities
BELLINGHAM
EVERETT
OLYMPIA
SEATTLE
SPOKANE
TACOMA
Vancouver B C Mount VernonEverettSeattleOlympiaMarys
Junction with US 410Port AngelesHoquiamAberdeenMeglerAstoria
Junction with US 101Gig Harbor State
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK
PUGET SOUND TOURS
ISLAND TOURS
Appendices
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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