Nebraska: A Guide to the Cornhusker State

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Federal Writers' Project
U of Nebraska Press, Jan 1, 2006 - History - 424 pages
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First published in 1939, Nebraska: A Guide to the Cornhusker State was collaboratively written by the Federal Writers? Project (FWP). As part of the Works Project Administration, the FWP gathered together some of the best writers of the era. Collectively, they undertook a nationwide initiative to record information about America and create comprehensive guides to their respective states. The wonderful results were a well-written blend of travel guide, ethnography, local history, and cultural document.



This guide to the Cornhusker State brought together Nebraska writers such as Weldon Kees, Mari Sandoz, and Loren Eiseley. These respected authors created a remarkable compendium that includes chapters on the state?s history, environment, peoples, flora and fauna, government, agriculture and industry, folklore, architecture, art, and literature. Rewarding reading for the armchair traveler and a companion for the tourist, Nebraska captures an era and makes accessible to readers information that is not readily available outside archives.

 

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Contents

MODERN NEBRASKA
3
INDUSTRY AND LABOR
83
TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATION
90
ETHNIC ELEMENTS
103
EDUCATION AND RELIGION
114
ART AND Music
120
ARCHITECTURE
127
THE PRESS
133
TOUR lA OmahaBellevue 5 5 m STATE 31
277
Yankton S Dak NorfolkColumbusYork
287
Hot Springs S Dak ChadronAlliance
301
Missouri Valley IowaFremontGrand Island
325
TOUR 8A MaxwellFort McPherson National Cemetery
348
Council Bluffs IowaOmahaLincolnHastings
352
Sidney IowaNebraska CityLincolnGrand
360
Rockport Mo BrownvilleBeatriceFranklin
372

BEATRICE
147
FREMONT
154
GRAND ISLAND
162
HASTINGS
169
NORFOLK
205
NORTH PLATTE
211
OMAHA
219
Sioux City IowaSouth Sioux CityTekamah
257
OgallalaOshkoshBridgeportScottsbluff
382
TOUR 12A BridgeportChimney RockGeringScotts Bluff
388
Junction with US 2oPoncaNiobraraLynchButte
394
CHRONOLOGY
401
BIBLIOGRAPHY
407
INDEX
413
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Alan Boye is a professor of English at Lyndon State College in Vermont. His books include Holding Stone Hands: On the Trail of the Cheyenne Exodus, available in a Bison Books edition.

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