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California Historic Landmark Project Collection

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This collection consists of historical essays, research notes, and a small number of photographs created between 1936 and 1940 on select California landmarks, monuments and state parks. The California Department of Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with the Federal Writers' Project (a component of the federal Works Progress Administration), produced a series of descriptive historical essays and monographs on the state's important landmarks, monuments and state parks. Project editors were Clark Wing and Vernon Aubrey Neasham. Project writers included George Walcott Ames Jr., Christian Ecklon, Andrew Eggum, Russell C. Ewing, John Samuel Fox, Chester Lyle Gutherie, Esther Harlan, Oscar Houmann, John Adam Hussey, James C. Kean, Tyrrell Martinez, Don Morton, James Nebergall, Benjamin Rader, Engel Sluiter, George Tays, Kathleen Camilla Wade, H. Howe Wagner, and Lois Ann Woodward. Descriptions of nearby points of interest and precise auto route directions are often included. The 130 essays are arranged according to the number assigned to the landmark. Also included are guidelines for style, summary reports and other miscellaneous administrative materials.

Creation Date
  • 1936-1940


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  • English
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