Revisiting A Guide To The Old North State

For those of you that still read the newspaper, you may have noticed a story in this morning’s Raleigh News and Observer called “By the book: Introducing our summer series.” This summer the paper is going to examine North Carolina, a guide to the old north State…, which “was one of a series of WPA travel guides that sought to introduce Americans to their own country, recounting the history, geography, culture, economy and folklore of each state.” The summer feature is going to retrace “many of the routes in the book, exploring the state in search of good stories in the tradition of those Depression-era writers.”

Follow along with the series this summer; it may make you want to take a road trip.