Author: Connecticut Federal Writer's Project

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1334722803

Category: Reference

Page: 710

View: 171

Excerpt from Connecticut: A Guide to Its Roads, Lore, and People This Guidebook will help its readers not only to find their way through valleys and over hills, but also to understand what lies back of all they see. It is in itself a most valuable contribution to Connecticut history. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Connecticut Icons

Connecticut Icons

Author: Charles Monagan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493027347

Category: History

Page: 112

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Charles Monagan knows Connecticut. As editor of Connecticut Magazine he has spent years discovering and describing the people, places, and things that comprise the character of his home state. With this entertaining collection of photos, anecdotes, and little-known facts, Monagan presents fifty of his favorite icons—from the hot lobster roll to the Yale Bowl, the U.S.S. Nautilus to the Merritt Parkway—and shows native and newcomer alike the independent spirit and local pride at the heart of this great state of Connecticut.

American Guides

American Guides

Author: Wendy Griswold

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226357836

Category: History

Page: 376

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In the midst of the Great Depression, Americans were nearly universally literate--and they were hungry for the written word. With an eye to this market and as a response to unemployment, Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration created the Federal Writers' Project. They produced the Project's American Guides, an impressively produced series that set out not only to direct travelers on which routes to take and what to see throughout the country, but also to celebrate the distinctive characteristics of each individual state. The series unintentionally diversified American literary culture's cast of characters--promoting women, minority, and rural writers--while it also institutionalized the innovative idea that American culture comes in state-shaped boxes.

Governor's Houses and State Houses of British Colonial America, 1607-1783

Governor's Houses and State Houses of British Colonial America, 1607-1783

Author: Hoke P. Kimball

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786470518

Category: Art

Page: 492

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This comprehensive survey of British colonial governors' houses and buildings used as state houses or capitols in the North American colonies begins with the founding of the Virginia Colony and ends with American independence. In addition to the 13 colonies that became the United States in 1783, the study includes three colonies in present-day Florida and Canada--East Florida, West Florida and the Province of Quebec--obtained by Great Britain after the French and Indian War.