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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 SeriesJohn Dowling House - Galena, Illinois

in American Guide Series

The Dowling House is a two-story stone single-pen building located at 220 Diagonal Street in Galena, Illinois.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 5/26/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMarket House - Galena, Illinois

in American Guide Series

The Old Market House is a two-story red brick Greek Revival building located at 123 North Commerce Street in Galena, Illinois.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 5/26/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSite of the Grant Leather Store - Galena, Illinois

in American Guide Series

Site of the Grant Leather Store is at the Coatsworth Building which is a four story limestone and brick Two-Part Commercial Block/Italianate building located at 120-122 South Main Street in Galena, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/31/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGalena, Illinois

in American Guide Series

Galena is a beautiful,small historic river town in the northwest corner of the state of Illinois. Before and after the war it was the home of General U.S. Grant.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/25/2007

last visited: 5/9/2019

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American Guide SeriesDe Soto Hotel - Galena, Illinois

in American Guide Series

The DeSoto House Hotel is a three story red brick Two-Part Commercial Block/Italianate building located at 226-232 South Main Street in Galena, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/30/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesU.S. Grant Home - Galena, Illinois

in American Guide Series

U.S. Grant lived in this home after he returned from the Civil War. The house was a gift to Grant from the citizens of Galena.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/24/2007

last visited: 5/9/2019

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American Guide SeriesGRAVE OF JUIEN DUBUQUE - Dubuque IA

in American Guide Series

The monument stands on the edge of the bluff above Catfish Creek and is historically identified as the grave of John Dubuque. It was erected in 1897. The monument was declared an National Historic Landmark in 1993

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Iowa

date approved: 9/9/2015

last visited: 6/21/2016

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American Guide SeriesShot Tower - Dubuque, IA

in American Guide Series

The Shot Tower is the last remaining shot tower West of the Mississippi River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Iowa

date approved: 5/13/2007

last visited: 8/23/2018

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American Guide SeriesFourth Street Elevator - Dubuque, IA

in American Guide Series

Tthe Fourth Street Elevator elevates passengers 189 feet on a 296 foot track.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Iowa

date approved: 9/8/2008

last visited: 10/2/2019

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American Guide SeriesFederal Building - Dubuque, Iowa

in American Guide Series

This historic Federal Building, now housing the Post Office and City Offices, was constructed in 1932. It is located at 350 West 6th Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Iowa

date approved: 7/8/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHouse of Major John H. Rountree - Platteville, WI

in American Guide Series

Rountree Mansion was built in 1854. It served as the Chancellor's Residence for the Wisconsin Institute of Technology for many years. Today it is a private residence located at 150 Rountree Ave in Platteville, WI

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/15/2009

last visited: 10/11/2008

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American Guide SeriesPlatteville, WI

in American Guide Series

Platteville was founded in the early 1800s in Wisconsin's lead mining region. Today the town home to the University of Wisconsin - Platteville.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/15/2009

last visited: 10/11/2008

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American Guide SeriesWisconsin Institute of Technology - Platteville, WI

in American Guide Series

The Wisconsin Institute of Technology ties its roots to the first State Normal School and the Wisconsin Mining School. In 1971, WIT merged witht the University of Wisconsin to become UW-Platteville.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/15/2009

last visited: 10/11/2008

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American Guide SeriesPotosi, WI

in American Guide Series

Potosi Wisconsin was founded in 1829 when miners discovered rich lead deposits. The remnants of the mining industry are now tourist attractions.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/23/2009

last visited: 10/11/2008

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American Guide SeriesFirst Capitol Building - Leslie, WI

in American Guide Series

In 1836, the Legislature for the Territory of Wisconsin held its first and only session in this building for 46 days. It is located on Hwy G near Hwy B in Leslie, WI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/11/2009

last visited: 7/21/2014

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American Guide SeriesGrant County Courthouse Square - Lancaster, WI

in American Guide Series

Lancaster calls itself "The City of the Dome" after the octagonal glass and copper-clad dome of its courthouse building, which was designed by Armand Koch and built in 1905. It is located at 126 W. Main in Lancaster, WI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/24/2009

last visited: 10/11/2008

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American Guide SeriesLancaster, WI

in American Guide Series

Lancaster was laid out in 1837 by Major G. M. Price who named the city after Lancaster, PA. It is the county seat of Grant County. Nelson Dewey, the first governor of the State of Wisconsin is buried here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/24/2009

last visited: 10/11/2008

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American Guide SeriesCassville, WI

in American Guide Series

Cassville was founded in 1827. Early settlers hoped Cassville would be the Wisconsin Capitol, but were disappointed. This town on the Mississippi became a shipping port.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/23/2009

last visited: 10/11/2008

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American Guide SeriesNew Glarus Woods - New Glarus, WI

in American Guide Series

The New Glarus Woods State Park is a 411 acre recreational area south of New Glarus Woods at W5446 County Highway NN.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/11/2009

last visited: 10/17/2011

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NENE78.4 km

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American Guide SeriesNew Glarus Wisconsin

in American Guide Series

New Glarus was founded by settlers from Glarus, Switzerland. Eventually, the settlers started dairy farming and continue to do so.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/11/2009

last visited: 10/11/2008

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American Guide SeriesWyalusing State Park - Wisconsin

in American Guide Series

Wyalusing State park is located high on the bluffs above the confluence of the Mississippi and Wisconsin rivers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 7/23/2007

last visited: 5/19/2018

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American Guide SeriesIowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home/Site of Camp Roberts - Davenport, Iowa

in American Guide Series

The Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home was founded by Annie Wittenmyer as a place to care for orphans of the Civil War. The orphanage was founded on the site of Camp Roberts, a Civil War camp.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Iowa

date approved: 8/7/2007

last visited: 12/5/2011

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American Guide SeriesThe City of Davenport, Iowa

in American Guide Series

The City of Davenport was established in 1836 in the state of Iowa, adjacent to the Mississippi River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Iowa

date approved: 8/7/2007

last visited: 1/31/2012

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American Guide SeriesSwiss Cottage - Rockford, Illinois

in American Guide Series

Swiss styled home now museum in Rockford, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/22/2012

last visited: never

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American Guide Series9XM-WHA - Madison, WI

in American Guide Series

9XM-WHA "The Oldest Station in the Nation" is at Vilas Hall, University of Wisconsin-Madison

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 3/2/2008

last visited: 10/11/2007

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