Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Road Trips

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Being Canadian, I can say we are a nation that likes to take road trips, and these roads often lead us down to our neighboring country. I've had my fair share of road trips through the US so I am looking forward to following the New York Times series Going Down the Road where journalists document changes of old travel routes. From the NY Times article, July 15.
Retracing some of the routes of the American Guide Series, with the old books as companions, reveals how much the nation has been reshaped, from the decline of bustling manufacturing towns in New England to the rise of California into a global center. The guides were conceived as part of a jobs program, born of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration. But they became something more: literary windows into an era and its aspirations.