The WPA guide to 1930s Nevada
When Las Vegas boasted two motion picture theatres and the University of Nevada student population reached a high of twelve hundred, the original edition of "The WPA Guide to 1930s Nevada" was just coming off the press. First published in 1940 as "Nevada: A Guide to the Silver State," part of the Work Projects Administration's American Guide Series, the book remains one of Nevada's premier tour and travel volumes.
"The WPA Guide to 1930s Nevada" includes material on the state's geography and geology, plant and animal life, churches and schools. The native population is discussed, as are the arts, mining, ranching, press, sports, and recreation during the 1930s. The period photographs spread throughout the volume give an excellent picture of Nevada in the early part of the twentieth century and complement the profiles of thirty cities and eight detailed tour descriptions that follow the pattern of the major highway through the state.
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