U. S. ONE is a publication of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration. Under this project, organized to give useful work to unemployed writers, an ambitious and pioneering task has been undertaken -- a written description of the most important sections of the United States. The Federal Writers' publications are of many types. This volume is part of the American Guide Series of regional, State and local guidebooks, and second in a series of interstate route guides. The entire series of guides, when completed, will highlight the history, resources and points of interest in an area of more than three million square miles. Although collated, rechecked and edited in the central office in Washington, the materials for the book were collected in the States and the book was written by the state workers on the Federal Writers' Project. To insure its accuracy authorities have checked statements of fact, and to give it all possible scope many public spirited persons have given their services freely. They share with us the hope that those who use this volume will through it gain a better knowledge and greater understanding of America and American life.
The Federal Writers' Project, directed by Henry G. Alsberg, is administered by Ellen S. Woodward, WPA Assistant Administrator.