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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 SeriesLincoln County Courthouse - Davenport, WA

in American Guide Series

Davenport was voted the Lincoln County seat in 1896 and quickly got to work building a courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 1/14/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesReardan, Washington

in American Guide Series

Acknowledging its agricultural heritage, Reardan has been celebrating the annual "Mule Days" festival for over a half century and counting.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFort Spokane - Davenport, WA

in American Guide Series

Twenty three miles north of Davenport, the nearest town of any size, what remains of Fort Spokane has become a National Park and National Register Historic District.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 1/14/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSpokane Plains Monument - Medical Lake, WA

in American Guide Series

There is a tiny State Park surrounding this cairn along Highway 2, west of Spokane. The little triangular park, named Spokane Battlefield State Park, is directly across the highway from Fairchild Air Force Base.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSpokane House - Spokane, WA

in American Guide Series

A large stone monument in Riverside Park marks the site of the first non-native settlement in the states of Washington and Oregon. The park sits on the site of the old post and contains an interpretive centre for the post.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRiverside State Park - Spokane, WA

in American Guide Series

A large stone monument in the park marks the site of the first non-native settlement in the states of Washington and Oregon. The park sits on the site of the old post and contains an interpretive centre for the post.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 7/18/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCampbell House Museum - Spokane, WA

in American Guide Series

Another Kirtland Kelsey Cutter home, this Tudor mansion was built for Amasa B. Campbell, who had made a fortune in mining in the Coeur d'Alene area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSpokane Public Library - Spokane, WA

in American Guide Series

At 10 South Cedar Street on the western edge of downtown Spokane, this was the first real public library built in Spokane.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 11/18/2013

last visited: 3/31/2014

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American Guide SeriesOur Lady Of Lourdes Cathedral - Spokane, Washington

in American Guide Series

One of the grandest in Spokane, this is the Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 11/18/2013

last visited: 3/30/2014

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American Guide SeriesSpokane County Courthouse - Spokane, Washington

in American Guide Series

This wonderful old courthouse celebrates its 118 birthday this year. It shows its age solely in its French Renaissance architectural style.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 11/18/2013

last visited: 3/31/2014

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American Guide SeriesThe Masonic Building - Spokane, Washington

in American Guide Series

This is a huge and beautiful Classical Style Masonic Temple in downtown Spokane.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 11/18/2013

last visited: 3/30/2014

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American Guide SeriesCivic Building - Spokane, WA

in American Guide Series

The Civic Building stands on the north side of Riverside Avenue between the Masonic Temple, to the west, and the Spokane Club, to the east. It is one of nine primary contributing buildings in the Riverside Avenue Historic District.

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location: Washington

date approved: 7/18/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMonroe Street Bridge - Spokane, Washington

in American Guide Series

This graceful 102 year old arch bridge is the third attempt at crossing the Spokane River at this spot. Third time proved a charm.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 11/18/2013

last visited: 9/29/2016

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American Guide SeriesFederal Building and Post Office - Spokane, WA

in American Guide Series

In the heart of the civic section of downtown, this has been Spokane's's central Post Office for 107 years, as of 2016. Given the architectural significance of the building, the name on the building is quite subdued.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 7/18/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCathedral of St. John the Evangelist - Spokane, WA

in American Guide Series

Classical Gothic in design, St. John the Evangelist Cathedral stands on the hill directly south of downtown Spokane, having a commanding view of the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSt. Aloysius Church - Spokane, WA

in American Guide Series

One of the most opulent buildings in the Inland Northwest, St. Aloysius has elegantly served its congregation for 105 years, as of 2016.

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location: Washington

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLoon Lake, WA

in American Guide Series

Loon Lake is one of the most popular recreational lakes in Stevens County, situated along Highway 395, about 10 miles north west of the small city of Deer Park, WA, north west of Spokane.

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location: Washington

date approved: 7/18/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRitzville, Adams County Washington

in American Guide Series

Ritzville is the county seat of Adams County. Noted for its historic district the small downtown area seems rooted in yesteryear and appears much like it did when visited by the Works Progress writer who chronicled its existence in the early 1940's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam

location: Washington

date approved: 1/1/2010

last visited: 3/7/2015

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American Guide SeriesGrand Coulee Dam - Grand Coulee, WA

in American Guide Series

The largest producer of hydroelectric power in the country, Grand Coulee Dam was the largest concrete structure in the world when built, containing 11,975,521 cubic yards of concrete. It remains the largest concrete structure in the country.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 5/30/2018

last visited: never

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NWNW71.6 km

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American Guide SeriesAdministration Building - Coulee Dam, Washington, USA

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Originally the administration building for the Construction of Grand Coulee Dam, after the dam was completed the building was turned over to the town for use as their town hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 1/30/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMcPherson Cabin - Chewelah, WA

in American Guide Series

As old as 148 years, as of 2016, this small log cabin is easily the oldest building in the Chewelah area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 7/18/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park - Coulee City, WA

in American Guide Series

In central Washington, Grand Coulee was once the site of the world's largest waterfall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 1/14/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesDalkena, Washington

in American Guide Series

Dalkena is a good example of the eventually inevitable fate of a single industry town.

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location: Washington

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesUsk, Washington

in American Guide Series

Born a lumber town, Usk is now surrounded by farmland cleared after all the trees were turned into houses. Lumbering, though, remains the major industry here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/9/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCusick, Washington

in American Guide Series

Cusick is a little town in Pend Oreille County in the northeastern corner of Washington State.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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