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Synopsis 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. 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. F379 N53 F 42 1972 New York City Guide A Comprehensive guide to the Five Boroughs of the Metropolis--Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Richmond now commonly referred to as Staten Island Prepared by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration in New York City Sponsored by the Guilds Committee Philadelphia: A Guide to the Nation's Birthplace Compiled by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical Commission Library Call No. The southern half of the Lower Peninsula accounted for about 12,000. Archean areas form part of the highlands of the Felch, Gogebic, Marquette, Menominee, and Crystal Falls districts. In nearly all sections, the heaviest rainfall comes between May and October, the season of greatest agricultural need.

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The WPA Guide to Michigan

the wpa guide to michigan federal writers project

More than 500,000 persons are licensed to fish in Michigan annually. Please take a moment to review the contents of this library guide. 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. Moccasins were soft-soled, with drooping flaps. Outstanding beneficiaries of this climatic largess are the counties of the Lower Peninsula that lie along the Lake Michigan watershed.

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the wpa guide to michigan federal writers project

The Miami, in the relatively populous St. The section of the so-called Trap Range, in which copper is mined, extends in a mile-wide belt from Bete Grise Bay southeastward through Mandan, Calumet, Houghton, Mass City, and Rockland. The fundamental problem of proper use of land was beginning to be understood: Make it do only what it best can do. Noxious fish include carp, dogfish, and gar pike. Europeans brought steel knives and offered bounties for scalps, especially during the War of 1812, when the Chippewa sided with the British. Cranberries, andromeda, and other heathlike plants inhabit these bogs, as well as ghostly Indian pipes and curious insectivorous sundews and pitcher plants. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states.

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the wpa guide to michigan federal writers project

Many local leaders had moved on to new frontiers, and less spectacular if further-seeing men were left to fix up what had been broken. And we grow food and clothing for a fee, too. But a people shifting from this to that, pulling chestnuts out of the fire and constantly starting over again, cannot evolve a State-wide type. . This Library Research Guide was developed by Bruce Whitham. This series extends from the peninsula point, a little west of center, to the Porcupine Mountains, west of Ontonagon, in which is the highest peak in the State—2,023 feet above sea level.

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Reading : The Wpa Guide To Michigan Federal Writers Project

the wpa guide to michigan federal writers project

From the Upper Peninsula to the Lower, and the Straits of Mackinac between, the guide features many photographs of the distinctive geography as well as essays about marine lore, architecture, and-in the essay on Detroit-the nation's burgeoning auto industry. F375 W8 1973 New Orleans City Guide Written and compiled by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the City of New Orleans Robert Maestri, Mayor of the City of New Orleans, Co-operating Sponsor Library Call No. F 869 L83 W74 1972 Miami and Dade County, including Miami Beach and Coral Gables Compiled by Writers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Florida Sponsored by the Florida State Planning Board New Orleans City Guide Written and compiled by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the City of New Orleans Robert Maestri, Mayor of the City of New Orleans, Co-operating Sponsor Library Call No. Light frost may be encountered in central portions of the Upper Peninsula in almost any month. We pump gas and hand out hot dogs and dig fish worms for a fee, yes.

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The Guides

the wpa guide to michigan federal writers project

Here was the thing for which Detroit, maybe Michigan, maybe the whole Nation had waited! Wolves appear sparsely in remote regions of the Upper Peninsula. In 1834, the first steam sawmill was erected on the Saginaw River, and a little more than two decades later 558 similar plants were in operation in the pineries or at the mouths of the great rivers that drained them. An essay about Abraham Lincoln by then governor Henry Horner, 26 total tours of the state, and a list of 50 books about the state of Illinois are also included in this extensive guide. For a period Michigan was an eddy in the stream of growth, a backwater in national interest, socially and culturally and economically as well as geographically. It had a board of commerce that insisted Detroit had its glory ahead instead of behind. The rape of the Michigan forests was on. The Chippewa, Potawatomi, and Ottawa are believed to have descended from an older Chippewa stock, whose original base was north and northeast of Lake Superior.

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Reading : The Wpa Guide To Michigan Federal Writers Project

the wpa guide to michigan federal writers project

Ever since before the Civil War, Michigan has been known widely as a resort State, and after the World War it became a tourist State with a vengeance. Maple and birch were the two most valuable trees: the first for its sugar, the latter for housing material and canoes. Township after township was drained of its youth. Perhaps contraction of the trough caused the great crack in the upfold now known as the Keweenaw Peninsula—a crack, or fault, that extends from Bete Grise Bay to Lake Gogebic. The western part of the peninsula is covered with sandstone formed during the Keweenawan period, and the eastern part by a younger sandstone.

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The WPA Guide to Michigan by Federal Writers' Project · OverDrive (Rakuten OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks and videos for libraries

the wpa guide to michigan federal writers project

We do not believe there is danger of our becoming a race of innkeepers. Four great expanses of water—Lakes Erie, Huron, Superior, and Michigan—work tempering changes in the prevailing winds and tend to make the State a climatic island in the north Midwest. Scattered remnants of Archean rock, the oldest earth rocks known, are found in the Upper Peninsula, in exposures similar to those of the highlands of Norway and Scotland. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—were commissioned to write these important books. Well, we know that now. When Etienne Brulé, the first white man to set foot on Michigan soil, landed at the site of Sault Ste.

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Federal Writers' Project

the wpa guide to michigan federal writers project

Bear are fairly numerous in the Upper Peninsula and in the northern portion of the Lower Peninsula. Alabama: A Guide to the Deep South Compiled by Workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Alabama. Others, like Cape Cod Pilot, written by author Josef Berger using the pseudonym Jeremiah Digges, received critical acclaim. Failing that, the murderer was executed. Millions of acres were for sale; in addition to honest but ill-advised sales efforts, sly tricks were invented to tempt the land-hungry from hither and yon. Hunt, Secretary of State Request print copy through Inter-Library loan at the academic or public library with which you are affiliated. The first American to study the Indians of Michigan was Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, who, in 1822, was appointed Indian agent, with headquarters at Sault Ste.

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The WPA Guide to Michigan

the wpa guide to michigan federal writers project

We Michigan folks are proud of what we are doing and the way we are doing it. For long distances, as between Grand Marais and Munising, this rock has been undercut by waves and broken down, leaving columns, grottoes, rocky headlands, and bare vertical cliffs, 50 to 80 feet high. The Virginia Negro Studies Project employed 16 African American writers and culminated in the publication of The Negro in Virginia 1940. From the Indiana Line on the south, to the Porcupine Mountains beyond the copper ranges, the tourist industry is a State-wide interest—and a vital, growing interest—because the State has limitless advantages for summer vacationing and is adjacent to so many centers of population. Corn was often planted in the midst of the forest—the trees having been killed by girdling, to admit the sunlight—together with squash, tobacco, and kidney beans. These factors tend toward a longer and more moderate growing season, with ample precipitation, that lasts from April 25 to October 22 the average dates in Berrien County.

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