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California (American Guide Series)

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Alive with the exuberance, contradictions, and variety of the Golden State, this Depression-era guide to California is more than 700 pages of information that is, as David Kipen writes in his spirited introduction, “anecdotal, opinionated, and altogether habit-forming.” Describing the history, culture, and roadside attractions of the 1930s, the WPA Guide to California feat ...more
Paperback, 713 pages
Published March 12th 1984 by Pantheon (first published 1939)
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Interesting, but not rhapsodic, especially compared to other WPA guide excerpts I've read. It serves as a good historic document I enjoyed reading the portions that describe Riverside, Whittier and Napa, where I've spent a lot of time.

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