Minnesota Historical Society

The WPA Guide to South Dakota: The Federal Writers’ Project Guide to 1930s South Dakota

$ 17.95

A snapshot of South Dakota as our grandparents knew it.

Rolling prairie grasslands in the east, surreal Badlands and lush Black Hills in the west: South Dakota is a state of vivid contrasts. In this classic and now-rare guide to Depression-era South Dakota, you can discover the historic byways and back roads of this beautiful state. Originally part of the American Guide Series, this book was written both to chronicle the physical and cultural landscape of the Mount Rushmore State and to employ out-of-work writers. The result is a snapshot of South Dakota as our grandparents knew it.


  • By: Introduction by John E. Miller
  • Format: Paper, 472 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4, map, index, bibliography
  • Publisher: MHS Press
  • Usually ships in: 1-3 business days
  • Product ##: 978-0873515528


John E. Miller, professor emeritus of history at South Dakota State University–Brookings, is editor of History of South Dakota (4th edition, revised).

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