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Galena Guide. American Guide Series. FREDERICK, JOHN T. [STATE DIRECTOR].

Galena Guide. American Guide Series.

FREDERICK, JOHN T. [STATE DIRECTOR].

Publication: The City of Galena, 1937, Galena

First edition. 8vo. Decorated wrappers, 79 [15] pp., maps including one folding in color affixed to inside rear wrapper, frontis., foreword, preface, general information, Galena bibliography, personal interviews. The first city guide book to be published in Illinois under the direction of the Works Progress Administration as represented by the Federal Writers' Project. Galena is in the northwest corner of Illinois six miles below the Wisconsin border and four miles from the Mississippi River. At one time it was a boom town, but the coming of railroads diverted its river traffic to Chicago and foreign competition killed its lead and zinc enterprises. An interesting and informative booklet that is scarce today. Not stated, but this is mostly the work of Nelson Algren. Fine copy. DYKES 81. POWELL 319.

Inventory Number: 22533

$250.00