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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 SeriesMarcus Daly Statue - Butte, MT

in American Guide Series

Nearby Anaconda is a city built by one man, Marcus Daly, an Irish-born American known as one of the three "Copper Kings" of Montana. Butte, too, was a substantial beneficiary of Daly's ambition.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 2/17/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSchool District #1 Administration Building - Butte, MT

in American Guide Series

No, this is not a post office, nor is it a courthouse. It is a school district administration building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 2/17/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Montana Flour Mills Company - Harlowton, Montana

in American Guide Series

Put into operation about 1910, this was once the site of one of the largest and most modern flour mills in the west.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 2/14/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCathedral of Saint Helena - Helena, MT

in American Guide Series

The tallest building in Helena, the Cathedral of Saint Helena is a spectacular example of what can come of civic pride in the presence of substantial wealth.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSt. Peter's Cathedral - Helena, MT

in American Guide Series

The Cathedral Church of the Episcopal Diocese of Montana, St. Peter's is the second Cathedral of the diocese, the first having been built in 1879.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesAlgeria Shrine Temple - Helena, MT

in American Guide Series

Completed in 1921, the Algeria Shrine Temple eventually became the property of the City of Helena, thereafter being used as a civic centre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMontana State Capitol - Helena, MT

in American Guide Series

Ground was broken in 1899 for Montana's grand capitol building and construction in the capitol campus has continued, off and on, ever since.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesChilds Carriage House (Stone Barn) - Helena, MT

in American Guide Series

One of the oldest remaining buildings in Helena, this barn is also one of the very few of its era to survive both earthquakes and the modernization impulses of contemporary man.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesReed's Fort Post Office - Lewistown, MT

in American Guide Series

The first post office to be built in central Montana, the old log Reed's Fort Post Office still stands in its original location.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSavenac Nursery Historic District - Haugan, MT

in American Guide Series

Today a tourist facility, the Savenac Nursery operated from 1908 to 1969, producing millions of tree seedlings annually to be used in reforestation.

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location: Montana

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSt. Mary's Mission - Stevensville, MT

in American Guide Series

Actually the second St. Mary's Mission, this one was begun in 1866 about a mile south of the first, which was begun in 1841, the first in Montana. This plaque is mounted on the lawn in front of the old chapel.

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location: Montana

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFort Owen - Stevensville, MT

in American Guide Series

The original site of St. Mary's Mission, what little remains of Fort Owen has become Fort Owen State Park, a historic site and museum detailing the story of the first St. Mary's Mission and of Fort Owen itself.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMission Nuestra Senora de los Delores de los Ais -- San Augustine TX

in American Guide Series

The WPA wrote several lines about Mission Dolores, in early East Texas mission founded by the Spanish to hold down the king of Spain's claim to this part of East Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 12/28/2017

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American Guide SeriesCartwright House -- San Augustine TX

in American Guide Series

The home of Matthew Cartwright earned a mention in the WPA Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 12/28/2017

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American Guide SeriesBlount House -- San Augustine TX

in American Guide Series

The home of Col. S. W. Blount earned a brief mention in the 1940 WPA Guide to Texas

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location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 12/28/2017

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American Guide SeriesSan Augustine, TX

in American Guide Series

The deeply historic Texas town of San Augustine gets 3 paragraphs in the WPA guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 12/28/2017

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American Guide SeriesNacogdoches, TX

in American Guide Series

The WPA writers spent some time on the late 1930s in Nacogdoches, and wrote a very nice sketch of the town in their WPA Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 7/7/2013

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American Guide SeriesOld Stone Fort Museum -- Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches TX

in American Guide Series

The Old Stone Fort Museum earned a mention in the WPA Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 7/7/2013

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American Guide SeriesStephen F. Austin State Teacher's College -- Nacogdoches TX

in American Guide Series

The WPA writers wrote about Stephen F. Austin State Teacher's College in their 1940 WPA Guide.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 7/7/2013

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American Guide SeriesSite of Mission Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe -- Nacogdoches TX

in American Guide Series

The site of Mission Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe in Nacogdoches TX earned a mention from the WPA writers in their Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 12/29/2017

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American Guide SeriesSite of the Battle of Fredonia -- E of San Augustine TX

in American Guide Series

The Fredonian Rebellion and the battle that ended it is mentioned by the WPA writers in the Nacogdoches section of the WPA guide (even though the site is closer to San Augustine)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 12/29/2017

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American Guide SeriesSam Houston's Home -- Nacogdoches TX

in American Guide Series

The first home owned by Sam Houston earned a mention from the WPA writers in their Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 7/7/2013

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American Guide SeriesIndian Mounds -- Nacogdoches TX

in American Guide Series

Ancient Caddo Indian mounds and Nacogdoches earned a mention from the WPA writers in their Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 12/29/2017

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American Guide SeriesNacogdoches University -- Nacogdoches TX

in American Guide Series

The former building for the Old Nacogdoches University, given to the Nacogdoches Independent School District in 1904, was mentioned in the WPA Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 12/29/2017

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American Guide SeriesBattle of Nacogdoches -- Nacogdoches TX

in American Guide Series

The Battle Nacogdoches, August 2, 1832, earned a mention in the Texas WPA guide

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 7/7/2013

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