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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 SeriesSomers Mansion - Somers Point, NJ

in American Guide Series

Somers Mansion was built around 1725 by Richard Somers, the son of an early settler. The three-story brick dwelling, the oldest house in Atlantic County, contains 18th-century furnishings. Maintained and operated by NJ DEP, Parks & Forestry.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 3/5/2009

last visited: 10/24/2018

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American Guide SeriesOcean City, NJ

in American Guide Series

Founded in 1879 as a Christian ocean resort, this town still has its original core appeal in that of its Victorian architecture. While some of Ocean City has been torn down to make way for expensive condos, a protected historic section remains.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 7/4/2009

last visited: 11/25/2011

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SWSW15.9 km

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American Guide SeriesThe Old Cedar Meeting House - Seaville, NJ

in American Guide Series

The name has changed to Seaville Friends Meeting House but there is no denying the history of this site. This modest structure is the oldest Meetinghouse in NJ and was erected in 1716. The Quakers also had their own cemetery here as well.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 3/6/2009

last visited: 9/29/2014

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EE17.1 km

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American Guide SeriesAbsecon Lighthouse - Atlantic City, NJ

in American Guide Series

The Absecon Lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse & benchmark located in the north end of Atlantic City, overlooking Absecon Inlet. It is the tallest lighthouse in the state of New Jersey and is the third tallest masonry lighthouse in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/17/2010

last visited: 2/16/2019

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WW19.2 km

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American Guide SeriesHead of the River Methodist Church - Estell Manor, NJ

in American Guide Series

This NRHP church is a plain meetinghouse, with no significant detail of which to speak. This congregation was formed in 1780, while the church was built in 1792. There is also an accompanying graveyard as old as the history of the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 3/6/2009

last visited: 9/16/2010

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American Guide SeriesBelleplain State Forest - Woodbine, NJ

in American Guide Series

Established in 1928, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) set up camps here in '33, converted Meisle Cranberry Bog into Lake Nummy & constructed the original forest headquarters, maintenance

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/27/2009

last visited: 4/14/2007

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NN24.6 km

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American Guide SeriesFranklin D. Roosevelt Park - Egg Harbor City, NJ

in American Guide Series

This park is perfectly rectangular and takes up exactly one block. Four intersecting roads at its four corners make up its boundaries. Once beautiful, now downtrodden, dirty and dangerous to visit at night.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 6/30/2010

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesEgg Harbor City, NJ

in American Guide Series

German businessmen founded Egg Harbor City in 1855. They first visited Egg Harbor City while traveling on the Railroad from Philadelphia to Atlantic City. Most of the historical places found in town are not mentioned in the Guide Series.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/10/2008

last visited: never

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NENE36.4 km

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American Guide SeriesThe Hummock - Tuckerton, NJ

in American Guide Series

Believed to be 1,500 years old, the Tuckerton Shell Mound is physical proof of activities of the Lenni Lenape peoples here, long before European explorers sailed these waters.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/22/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBatsto, NJ

in American Guide Series

Batsto Village is a NJ Historic site located in Wharton State Forest in the south central Pine Barrens, and a part of the Pinelands National Reserve. It is listed on the NJ & National Register of Historic Places, and is administered by the NJDEP.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/22/2008

last visited: 8/30/2010

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NENE37.8 km

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American Guide SeriesBass River State Forest - New Gretna, NJ

in American Guide Series

Bass River State Forest was the first forest acquired by the state of NJ in 1905 for public recreation, water conservation, and wildlife and timber management. The CCC boys in the 30s were responsible for the building and construction of the park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 3/17/2009

last visited: 8/30/2010

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NN49.2 km

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American Guide SeriesA Dam at the Highway - Atsion (Shamong Twp.), NJ

in American Guide Series

Atsion dam & lake are on the Mullica River in Burlington County, New Jersey and used for recreation purposes. It has been been there since 1930. Its normal surface area is 85 acres. It is owned by NJDOT.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/24/2008

last visited: never

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NN49.2 km

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American Guide SeriesAtsion Lake - Atsion (Shamong Twp.), NJ

in American Guide Series

Lake Atsion is a lake in Wharton State Forest in the Pine Barrens, in Burlington County, NJ. The lake is part of the Mullica River. The lake offers boating, hiking, fishing, swimming and camping facilities, and cross-country skiing in the Winter.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/25/2008

last visited: never

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NN49.2 km

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American Guide SeriesSamuel Richards Mansion - Atsion (Shamong Twp.), NJ

in American Guide Series

Built in 1826 by Samuel Richards, then owner of the Atsion Village iron works, is a fine example of rural Greek Revival architecture. The mansion sits in the historic village of Atsion, off Route 206 in Shamong Township (Atsion).

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/25/2008

last visited: 11/13/2010

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American Guide SeriesAtsion, NJ

in American Guide Series

Atsion was once a thriving iron community. Atsion also had life as a "planned community", and as the "Atsion Farm" of Joseph Wharton. Reminders of Atsion’s past are visible on the east side of US 206.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/21/2008

last visited: 4/29/2009

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American Guide SeriesAtsion General Store - Shamong Twp., NJ

in American Guide Series

Located on Route 206 in Shamong Twp, NJ, this ranger station is responsible for Wharton Forest. The building was originally part of the town of Atsion and served as a general store (built in 1827) until its rehab.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/25/2008

last visited: 11/13/2010

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NWNW51 km

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American Guide SeriesParvin State Park - Pittsgrove Twp., NJ

in American Guide Series

This is a beautiful park built by the CCC in the 30s. There is lots to do such as canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, fishing and swimming. You can also collect a stamp here for your NJ Passport to Adventure booklet.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 6/17/2009

last visited: 11/5/2005

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NWNW51.2 km

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American Guide SeriesParvin Lake - Pittsgrove Twp., NJ

in American Guide Series

Parvin Lake makes up a huge portion of Parvin State Park and features a beach of sorts in front of the welcome center and is the only area for swimming in the park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 6/17/2009

last visited: 5/19/2007

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NN52.1 km

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American Guide SeriesCarranza Monument - Tabernacle, NJ

in American Guide Series

The "Lindbergh of Mexico, " Emilio Carranza Rodriguez, will forever be bound to a patch of forest in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. He crashed here in July 12, 1928 and this memorial remembers his spirit and heroism as the Mexican father of flight.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/18/2008

last visited: 4/30/2016

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SWSW52.3 km

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American Guide SeriesLighthouse - Cape May, NJ

in American Guide Series

This lighthouse is the jewel in the Cape May Point State Park. Located in New Jersey at the tip of Cape May, in the town of Cape May Point, it was built in 1859, was automated in 1946, and continues operation to this day.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/8/2009

last visited: 10/8/2017

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NWNW53.6 km

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American Guide SeriesChesilhurst, NJ

in American Guide Series

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Chesilhurst as the worst town to live in in its 2008 rankings of "Best Places to Live" in New Jersey. It was incorporated in November of 1887 and has about 2000 people, a church or two and a gas station.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 7/11/2009

last visited: 3/20/2010

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WW54.1 km

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American Guide SeriesOld Stone Church -- Fairfield Twp., NJ

in American Guide Series

Old Stone Church, built in 1780, on the NRHP in 1977. One of the oldest houses of worship in NJ.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NJBiblio

location: New Jersey

date approved: 7/8/2010

last visited: 9/5/2010

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NN55.4 km

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American Guide SeriesIndian Mills, NJ

in American Guide Series

Today, this part of N.J is known as Vincentown (unincorporated), part of Shamong Twp. The Indian Mills historical society has marked 30 locations of historical import to transmit the cultural heritage of this small community to today's modern town.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 11/14/2010

last visited: never

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NN56.8 km

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American Guide SeriesChatsworth, NJ

in American Guide Series

Chatsworth was a booming iron producing town in the late 1700s, producing cannon balls for the Revolutionary War. In the 1800s, cranberries were a major product. And in the late 1800s, Chatsworth was a resort destination for the rich.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 1/17/2009

last visited: 3/7/2009

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WW57.1 km

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American Guide SeriesBroad Street Presbyterian Church – Bridgeton, New Jersey

in American Guide Series

Historic Presbyterian Church and Cemetery in Bridgeton, New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/11/2015

last visited: never

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