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Bill Gill
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Posted - 05/06/2020 :  1:22:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a wealth of information to help create authentic settings for transition era layouts all over the U.S.A. (except for Alaska and Hawaii that weren't states yet).

These guidebooks were a Depression Era "Federal Writers' Project". I only glanced at a couple to get a quick idea of what they covered. It's a lot more than tourist attractions and amusements, some of the book are 500 pages! But the sections I looked at for specifics were a couple pages each.

There's geology and botany of the state, resources, industries, products, transportation and more - All through a lens of that time period. That's pretty cool.

The books can be read online for free at this link to Rowan University's Campbell Libraryhttps://libguides.rowan.edu/c.php?g=248106&p=1653082

There are other sources online as well, just search for WPA Federal Writers' Project State Guidebooks. Something to read while the glue is curing or the paint drying :)

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 05/06/2020 :  11:05:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very cool Bill'.. Nice find. Thanks for posting'..


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