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One of the first great reference tools on the Commonwealth, this WPA Guide is an important, vital part of our heritage. While it includes brief essays describing Kentucky's history, folklore, education, industry, geology, ethnic mix and other topics, the most remarkable feature is the driving tours that are as accurate today as they were more than half a century ago. Careful annotations give directions, point out historical and tourist sites, describe the country side, and even provide mileage for the drives.
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'The great series of WPA state guides played a vital role half a century ago introducing America to itself, and The Kentucky guide remains to this day a vivid and instructive report on the sights and folkways of the Bluegrass State.' -Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.About the Author:
F. Kevin Simon teaches history at the Sayre School in Lexington. From 1990-1992 he directed educational programs at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.
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Book Description University Press of Kentucky, U.S.A., 1996. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Compiled and Written by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Projects Administration for the State of Kentucky. Facsimile reprint of the original 1939 edition. Edited by F. Kevin Simon. Foreword by Thomas D. Clark. Seller Inventory # 32078
Book Description University Press of Kentucky, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0813119979
Book Description University Press of Kentucky, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0813119979