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During the Depression, the federal government employed writers in the Writers' Program of the Works Projects Administration (WPA) to compile the first comprehensive guidebooks to the United States, the American Guide Series. Guides were published for the 48 states, Alaska, and countless cities. This category is for waymarking places referred to in the series.
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American Guide SeriesEsteros Bay - Morro Bay, CA

in American Guide Series

Estero Bay is the actual name for the geographic feature of Morro Bay, not to be confused with the city of the same name.

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location: California

date approved: 11/14/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMorro Rock - Morro Bay, CA

in American Guide Series

The famous Morro Rock stands taller than a skyscraper.

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location: California

date approved: 11/14/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGlacier Point - Yosemite, CA

in American Guide Series

One of the best views of Yosemite.

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location: California

date approved: 11/14/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHalf Dome - Yosemite, CA

in American Guide Series

Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.

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location: California

date approved: 11/14/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesU.S. Weather Service Bureau and Radio Station - New Shoreham, RI

in American Guide Series

For a time, these operations were housed in the wood-framed house, providing weather information important for fishermen.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 11/13/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMohegan Bluffs - New Shoreham, RI

in American Guide Series

Mohegan Bluffs rise 200 ft above the ocean an extend for five miles along the south shore of Block Island.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 11/10/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesAlbertson Public Library - Orlando, Florida

in American Guide Series

Located at the intersection of E Central Blvd and N Rosalind Ave

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location: Florida

date approved: 11/6/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPere Marquette State Park - Grafton, IL

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Pere Marquette State Park commemorates the explorer, and has sixteen hundred and seventy acres of rugged hills towering above the Illinois River.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 10/12/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesDickson Mound - Lewiston, IL

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Dickson Mound is a crescent shaped mound where a small portion has been laid open with 230 skeletons exhumed, and the Dickson Mound Museum houses artifacts and other materials taken from the excavations and collections from Edward W. Payne.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 10/12/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPrincipia College - Elsah, IL

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Principia College, for the sons and daughters of Christian Scientists, has campus buildings grouped together to suggest a compactness of an English village.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 10/10/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesW. A. Clark Mansion - Butte, MT

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Built at a cost of $260,000, the W.A. Clark Mansion required four full years to complete. The mansion would soon become the home of one of the richest men in the world.

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location: Montana

date approved: 9/21/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesNorth Congregational Church - St. Johnsbury, VT

in American Guide Series

The North Congregational Church building is in the Gothic style, built of Isle La Motte stone, with artistic window and wall decorations.

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location: Vermont

date approved: 8/28/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMuseum of Natural History - St. Johnsbury, VT

in American Guide Series

Constructed of Longmeadow red sandstone in the Richard Romanesque style, the building contains an extensive variety of exhibits including a complete collection of Vermont flora, exhibits of birds and other animals, and other relics.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Vermont

date approved: 8/28/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesTimothy Memorial Bridge - Pomeroy, WA

in American Guide Series

The Timothy Memorial Bridge was mentioned in the Washington: A guide to the Evergreen State.

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location: Washington

date approved: 8/23/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRed Lodge, MT

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Established in 1884, Red Lodge was, until the mid 1920s, exclusively a mining town, with miners from around the world laboriously extracting coal from the mines of Red Lodge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 8/17/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesY.W.C.A. - Leavenworth, Kansas

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This two-story brick and limestone building was the site of the Y.W.C.A. and is now the site of Law Offices - 529 Delaware.

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location: Kansas

date approved: 8/4/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSouth Park - Lawrence, Kansas

in American Guide Series

This park is part of the original platting of the City of Lawrence and is located between 11th and 12th and is bisected by Massachusetts.

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location: Kansas

date approved: 8/4/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSnow Hall - Lawrence, Kansas

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Snow Hall is a three-and-a-half story limestone building located at 1460 Jayhawk Blvd. in Lawrence, Ks.

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location: Kansas

date approved: 8/4/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLavina, Montana

in American Guide Series

Now a sleepy little prairie town, Lavina was one of the lucky ones which survived both the Montana drought of the "Terrible Twenties", then endured a second helping during the "Dirty Thirties".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 8/3/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOld Castle Hall - Baldwin City, Kansas

in American Guide Series

The Old Castle Hall is located at 513 5th St in Baldwin City - just north of Elm Street.

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location: Kansas

date approved: 7/31/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCape Rock Park - Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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This small park is located in the northeast part of the city on North Cape Rock Drive.

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location: Missouri

date approved: 7/10/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Isthmus - Two Harbors, CA

in American Guide Series

The Isthmus now called Two Harbors, is one of two towns on the island of Catalina.

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location: California

date approved: 7/1/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesUS Government Barracks - Two Harbors, CA

in American Guide Series

The Isthmus Yacht Club was built during the Civil War period to house army barracks on the island. Today, it's the only structure that remains from that military installation.

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location: California

date approved: 6/30/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBower's Museum - Santa Ana, CA

in American Guide Series

One of the best known museums in all of Orange County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/30/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesZabriskie Point - Furnace Creek, CA

in American Guide Series

One of the most famous viewpoints in Death Valley.

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location: California

date approved: 6/30/2017

last visited: never

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