Where in the World is Evan?

Evan Kalish, The Living New Deal’s Researcher at Large, is often traveling the nation in pursuit of uncovering New Deal treasures. Just in the last year, Evan has motored around New England, the Upper Midwest and the Southeast. A new, recurring eBlast feature will update us on Evan’s adventures. He recently traveled to Mackinac Island in Michigan, where WPA engravers hand-carved detailed, two-sided oak signs showing scenes of the island’s heritage. After decades of decay, a local carpenter rescued seven signs from disposal and undertook a multiyear effort to restore them. Each sign is about 3.5 feet tall, 2.5 feet wide, and weighs almost 300 pounds. Read the full story and see images here.

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