Caldwell: The Claxton Printers, 1937. Library Edition – Second Printing. Decorated Cloth Hardover.
Dark green cloth titles and decoration in lighter green and gold. 9.25 inches tall; 431 pages; Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-418) and index; 135 pages of photographs, maps (some folding) Library Edition – Second Printing. Lead historian Vardis Fisher.
The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Previous owner’s name on the top of the front paste-down.
Ref: Herd, 1118; Hunter, 10
Very Good / No Dust Jacket. Item #17248
"In 'Idaho: A Guide in Word and Picture,' the WPA Writers offer a captivating exploration of Idaho's landscapes, history, and culture. This comprehensive guide blends insightful narratives with a wealth of photographs, maps, and anecdotes.
The book delves into Idaho's unique history and anthropology of its indigenous communities. It vividly portrays the state's diverse geography, from towering mountains to lush forests, complemented by sections on flora and fauna.
Outdoor enthusiasts will find valuable information on hunting and fishing, while the section on resources and products sheds light on Idaho's economic contributions. The book traces Idaho's transformation from a frontier to a modern state and provides travel guides for those seeking hidden gems.
History buffs will appreciate stories of buried treasures, ghost towns, and humorous tall tales. The origins of place names add depth to the state's heritage.
With bibliographical references and an index, the guide is informative. The 135 pages of photographs and maps bring the text to life.
The American Guide Series books were compiled by the FWP, but printed by individual states, and contained detailed histories of each of the then 48 states of the Union with descriptions of every major city and town. In total, the project employed over 6,000 writers. The format was uniform, comprising essays on the state's history and culture, descriptions of its major cities, automobile tours of important attractions, and a portfolio of photographs.