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The WPA Guide to 1930s Iowa
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Originally published during the Great Depression, The WPA Guide nevertheless finds much to celebrate in the heartland of America. Nearly three dozen essays highlight Iowa's demography, economy, and culture but the heart of the book is a detailed traveler's guide, organized as seventeen different tours, that directs the reader to communities of particual social and historical interest.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xix
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  1. Preface
  2. p. xxiii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. List of Maps
  2. p. xxix
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  1. Notations on the Use of Book
  2. pp. xxxi-xxxii
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  1. General Information
  2. pp. xxxiii-xxxviii
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  1. Calendar of Events
  2. pp. xxxix-xl
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  1. PART I. Iowa: Past and Present
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  1. Natural Setting
  2. pp. 3-25
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  1. Iowans: The Social Pattern
  2. pp. 26-31
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  1. First Americans: Mound Builders
  2. pp. 32-40
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  1. History: The First White Men
  2. pp. 41-64
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  1. Agriculture and Farm Life
  2. pp. 65-76
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  1. Racial Elements and Folkways
  2. pp. 77-83
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  1. Transportation and Communication
  2. pp. 84-90
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  1. Industry, Commerce, and Labor
  2. pp. 91-99
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  1. Religion
  2. pp. 100-105
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  1. Education
  2. pp. 106-112
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  1. Social Welfare
  2. pp. 113-118
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  1. Sports and Recreation
  2. pp. 119-123
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  1. Press and Radio
  2. pp. 124-129
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  1. Literature
  2. pp. 130-139
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  1. The Arts: Graphic and Plastic Arts
  2. pp. 140-166
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  1. PART II. Cities and Towns
  2. p. 167
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  1. Ames
  2. pp. 169-178
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  1. Burlington
  2. pp. 179-186
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  1. Cedar Rapids
  2. pp. 187-197
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  1. Clinton
  2. pp. 198-202
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  1. Council Bluffs
  2. pp. 203-210
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  1. Davenport
  2. pp. 211-226
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  1. Des Moines
  2. pp. 227-246
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  1. Dubuque
  2. pp. 247-258
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  1. Fort Dodge
  2. pp. 259-263
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  1. Iowa City
  2. pp. 264-274
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  1. Keokuk
  2. pp. 275-280
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  1. Marshalltown
  2. pp. 281-284
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  1. Mason City
  2. pp. 285-288
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  1. Muscatine
  2. pp. 289-293
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  1. Ottumwa
  2. pp. 294-298
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  1. Sioux City
  2. pp. 299-312
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  1. Waterloo
  2. pp. 313-319
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  1. Part III. Tours
  2. pp. 321-544
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  1. PART IV. Appendices
  2. p. 545
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  1. Chronology
  2. pp. 547-556
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 557-564
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 565-583
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