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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 SeriesByron, Wyoming

in American Guide Series

A small northern Wyoming town, present population ~ 600, Byron was settled in 1900 by members of the LDS church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Wyoming

date approved: 5/8/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCommunity Building - Cowley, WY

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A 1936 Works Progress Administration project, this large log structure, once a school gymnasium and community hall, is today a gymnasium and community hall, no longer directly associated with a school.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Wyoming

date approved: 4/11/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCowley, Wyoming

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The Town of Cowley shares this building with the Cowley Pioneer Museum, using half of it for their Administration building, AKA Town Hall. It is located at the corner of Main Street and S. Division Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Wyoming

date approved: 4/11/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMontana Club - Helena, MT

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Once the oldest continuously operating private club west of Minneapolis, the Montana Club has, in recent years, been opened to the public.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 4/11/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesChoteau, Montana

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A Block west of Main Avenue, Choteau City Hall is on the corner of 1st Street and 1st Avenue, with the fire hall once attached to its rear, that space now reverted to town use.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 3/17/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPittsburg, TX

in American Guide Series

The small East Texas town of Pittsburg earned a mention in the WPA Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 3/7/2019

last visited: 3/2/2019

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American Guide SeriesTonasket, Washington

in American Guide Series

Straddling Highway 97, the major road through the Okanogan Valley, Tonasket is situated near the northern end of Okanogan County, about 20 miles south of the Canadian border.

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location: Washington

date approved: 2/25/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOkanogan, Washington

in American Guide Series

Since 1914 the county seat of Okanogan County, the city of Okanogan stretches along the west (right) bank of the Okanogan River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 2/14/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBrewster, Washington

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Incorporated on April 29, 1910, Brewster lies on the north bank of the Columbia River, just west of its confluence with the Okanogan River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 2/9/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWaterville, WA

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The county seat of Douglas County, Waterville is the largest town in the county, with a population of around 1,200.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 2/5/2019

last visited: never

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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.

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location: Washington

date approved: 1/30/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFort Spokane - Davenport, WA

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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.

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location: Washington

date approved: 1/14/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCariboo Hotel - Okanogan, WA

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Opened in 1925, the Cariboo Inn is the longest running hotel in Okanogan, quite possibly the longest running in Okanogan County.

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location: Washington

date approved: 1/14/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFirst Methodist Church - Okanogan, WA

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Founded in 1909, the Okanogan Methodist Episcopal Church built their "Rock Church" in 1920. Today it is known as the United Methodist Church, dropping the "Episcopal" from the name.

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location: Washington

date approved: 1/14/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOkanogan County Courthouse - Okanogan, WA

in American Guide Series

Overlooking downtown and the Okanogan River, the Spanish mission style Okanogan County Courthouse is nothing if not the most visible building in the town.

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location: Washington

date approved: 1/14/2019

last visited: never

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

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

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location: Washington

date approved: 1/14/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLincoln County Courthouse - Davenport, WA

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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 SeriesGoodno - LaBelle, Florida, USA

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Former community between LaBelle and Clewiston in Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 12/11/2018

last visited: 12/7/2018

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American Guide SeriesOrtona Lock - Ortona, Florida, USA

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Waterway lock between Moore Haven and LaBelle Florida along the Caloosahatchee Canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 12/11/2018

last visited: 12/7/2018

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American Guide SeriesHelena Public Library - Helena, MT

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A church and multi-use facility for three quarters of a century, this is now home to Helena's largest theatre company.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 11/12/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFederal Building - Helena Historic District - Helena, MT

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A primary contributor to the Helena Historic District, the Federal Building was Helena's main post office for 73 years.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 11/12/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLewis and Clark County Courthouse - Helena, MT

in American Guide Series

The second Lewis and Clark County Courthouse in Helena, the first was built in Public Square in 1867,

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 11/12/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPlacer Hotel - Helena, MT

in American Guide Series

At one time the largest and grandest hotel between Minneapolis-St. Paul and the Coast, though it still stands,the Placer Hotel is no longer a hotel, but condominiums.

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location: Montana

date approved: 11/12/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSanibel Lighthouse, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA

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Lighthouse on Sanibel Island mentioned in "The WPA Guide to Florida" book.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 10/27/2018

last visited: 11/9/2018

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American Guide SeriesBlind Pass, Sanibel/Captiva Islands, Florida, USA

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Coastal pass separating Sanibel Island and Captiva Island.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 10/27/2018

last visited: 10/27/2018

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