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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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EE61.2 km

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American Guide SeriesCherry Tree, PA

in American Guide Series

Small village at interection of PA-8 and PA-417.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/27/2012

last visited: never

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EE62.4 km

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American Guide SeriesDrake Memorial - Titusville, PA

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A cemetery monument featuring "The Driller" kneeling to drive a stake into a rock commemorates the Colonel Edwin Drake who drilled the first oil well.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/3/2011

last visited: 6/9/2013

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EE63.6 km

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American Guide SeriesTitusville, PA

in American Guide Series

Titusville - where the first well in America was drilled for oil exclusively.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/24/2010

last visited: 10/31/2011

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EE65 km

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American Guide SeriesRouseville, PA

in American Guide Series

The entry for Rouseville also has a description of oil fractionation.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/27/2012

last visited: never

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WW105.3 km

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American Guide SeriesCuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument - Cleveland, OH

in American Guide Series

The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in downtown Cleveland is a beautiful tribute to those from the area who fought in the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman

location: Ohio

date approved: 3/31/2008

last visited: 9/15/2017

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WW105.3 km

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American Guide SeriesTerminal Tower Building - Cleveland, OH

in American Guide Series

Terminal Tower is one of the anchor buildings on Public Square in downtown Cleveland. It was once the city's tallest building.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman

location: Ohio

date approved: 7/29/2008

last visited: 5/24/2018

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WW105.3 km

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American Guide SeriesMoses Cleaveland Statue - Cleveland, OH

in American Guide Series

A statue of the founder of Cleveland stands in the Public Square in the heart of downtown.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman

location: Ohio

date approved: 7/29/2008

last visited: 9/12/2012

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WW105.3 km

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American Guide SeriesOld Stone Church - Cleveland, OH

in American Guide Series

The Old Stone Church in downtown Cleveland dates back to the mid-1800s and has survived two fires.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman

location: Ohio

date approved: 3/31/2008

last visited: 10/14/2015

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WW105.3 km

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American Guide SeriesTom L. Johnson Statue - Cleveland, OH

in American Guide Series

A statue of one of Cleveland's finest mayors sits in the Public Square in the heart of downtown.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman

location: Ohio

date approved: 7/29/2008

last visited: 10/11/2014

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NENE105.6 km

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American Guide SeriesBarcelona, NY

in American Guide Series

Barcelona, NY is a small village along the shores of Lake Erie and features the first gas powered lighthouse in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman

location: New York

date approved: 7/6/2008

last visited: 5/23/2018

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SWSW108.1 km

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American Guide SeriesThe Public Library - Akron. Ohio

in American Guide Series

The Public Library, 75 East Market St., Akron. Ohio

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member buffalohiker

location: Ohio

date approved: 10/27/2011

last visited: 10/24/2011

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NENE112.2 km

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American Guide SeriesFenton Memorial Park/Fenton House - Jamestown, New York

in American Guide Series

Welcome to the Fenton Mansion and Statue in Fenton Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Szuchie

location: New York

date approved: 2/28/2008

last visited: 8/5/2013

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NENE128.4 km

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American Guide SeriesGrange Hall, Fredonia, New York

in American Guide Series

A Main Street fixture since 1915.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Andy Too

location: New York

date approved: 5/2/2008

last visited: never

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NENE128.4 km

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American Guide SeriesLafayette Park, Fredonia, NY.

in American Guide Series

A centerpiece for Fredonia, " the most beautiful Village in New York."

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Andy Too

location: New York

date approved: 5/1/2008

last visited: never

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SS133.1 km

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American Guide SeriesPeter Tarr Furnace Site - Weirton, West Virginia

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Historic former iron furnace near Weirton, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 2/20/2014

last visited: never

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SS136.2 km

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American Guide SeriesH.J. Heinz Company Plant - Pittsburgh, PA

in American Guide Series

Henry Heinz started making and selling condiments and selling them to grocers in 1869. This is the most famous Heinz factory, situated on the banks of the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, PA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/8/2008

last visited: 7/22/2017

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American Guide SeriesFort Pitt Blockhouse - Pittsburgh, PA

in American Guide Series

The Fort Pitt Blockhouse is the only remaining remnant of Fort Pitt. It is the oldest authenticated structure west of the Allegheny Mountains. It is located in Point State Park in Pittsburgh, PA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/16/2008

last visited: 7/22/2017

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SS137.3 km

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American Guide SeriesFirst Presbyterian Church - Pittsburgh, PA

in American Guide Series

The First Presbyterian Church was organized in 1784. This building was designed by Theophilus Chandler and completed in 1905. It is located at 320 Sixth Ave. in Pittsburgh, PA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/25/2008

last visited: 11/27/2014

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SS137.3 km

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American Guide SeriesGerman Evangelical Protestant Church - Pittsburgh, PA

in American Guide Series

The Smithfield congregation was formed in 1782, making it the oldest organized church in Pittsburgh. This building was built in 1925-27. It is located at 620 Smithfield St.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/26/2008

last visited: 9/8/2009

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SS137.3 km

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American Guide SeriesTrinity Episcopal Cathedral - Pittsburgh, PA

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The Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is a Flemish Gothic structure of sandstone and granite, designed by Upjohn & Lloyd of New York and erected in 1871-2. It is located at 328 6th Ave in Pittsburgh, PA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/25/2008

last visited: 11/27/2014

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SS137.4 km

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American Guide SeriesKaufmann's Department Store - Pittsburgh, PA

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Kaufmann's was a department store that originated in Pittsburgh. This building is located at 400 5th Ave. It is currently a Macy's Department Store, but the building still has the Kaufmann's name above the Macy's awning.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/23/2008

last visited: 8/22/2010

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SS137.6 km

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American Guide SeriesFrick Building - Pittsburgh, PA

in American Guide Series

The 20-Story Frick building was built in 1902. It is located at 437 Grant St in Pittsburgh, PA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/21/2008

last visited: 7/22/2017

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SS137.6 km

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American Guide SeriesAllegheny County Courthouse and Jail - Pittsburgh, PA

in American Guide Series

The Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail was built in the 1880s. It was designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson. It is located on two city blocks between Grant and Diamond Sts. and Forbes and 5th Aves.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/20/2008

last visited: 7/22/2017

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SS137.8 km

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American Guide SeriesGrant Building - Pittsburgh, PA

in American Guide Series

The Grant Building is one of the major distinctive and recognizable features of Downtown Pittsburgh. It is located at 330 Grant St. One of its features is a beacon which flashes Pittsburgh in Morse Code.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/23/2008

last visited: 11/1/2013

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SS138.1 km

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American Guide SeriesMonongahela Incline - Pittsburgh, PA

in American Guide Series

The Monongahela Incline is the oldest continuously operating funicular in the USA. The lower station is located on E Carson St near Smithfield St. The upper station is located at 5 Grandview Ave. Passengers can embark/disembark at either station.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/20/2008

last visited: 7/22/2017

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