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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 SeriesU.S. Courthouse - Buffalo, NY

in American Guide Series

The Michael J. Dillon U.S. Courthouse is a seven story building, located on Niagara Square in the heart of downtown Buffalo.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman

location: New York

date approved: 5/17/2007

last visited: 8/11/2014

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American Guide SeriesErie County Hall - Buffalo, NY

in American Guide Series

Erie County Hall in downtown Buffalo is one of several homes of county government functions.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman

location: New York

date approved: 5/17/2007

last visited: 8/11/2014

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American Guide SeriesPrudential Building - Buffalo, NY

in American Guide Series

The Prudential Building, now known as the Guaranty Building, in downtown Buffalo is a beautiful terra cotta structure designed by famous American architect Louis Sullivan.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman

location: New York

date approved: 5/17/2007

last visited: 8/11/2014

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American Guide SeriesCelilo Falls - Wishram, Washington

in American Guide Series

Celilo Falls was a famous salmon fishing area for the native people of the Columbia Gorge for thousands of years. Sadly, the Dalles dam was built in the late 1940's, taming the falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/17/2007

last visited: 7/13/2013

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American Guide SeriesWashington Park Arboretum - Seattle, Washington

in American Guide Series

A beautiful 230 acre arboretum managed by University of Washington's Urban Horticulture Center and owned by the City of Seattle, this is Washington State's "official" arboretum. Many of the structures in it were built by the WPA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/17/2007

last visited: 8/21/2011

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American Guide SeriesMichigan Avenue Baptist Church - Buffalo, NY

in American Guide Series

The Michigan Avenue Baptist Church was the first all black church in Buffalo and also an important stop on the Underground Railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman

location: New York

date approved: 5/16/2007

last visited: 6/26/2009

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American Guide SeriesDrumheller Fountain (Frosh Pond) - University of Washington

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Geyser Basin, now known as either Drumheller Fountain or Frosh Pond, was a focal point for Seattle's Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Expo in 1909. The basin caught the water flowing down the intricate "Cascades" waterfall designed by the Olmstead brothers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/14/2007

last visited: 3/30/2017

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American Guide SeriesHenry Art Gallery - University of Washington

in American Guide Series

Founded in 1927, the Henry Art Gallery was the first public art museum in the state of Washington. It focuses on contemporary art.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/14/2007

last visited: 11/15/2015

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American Guide SeriesTower Grove Park - St. Louis, Missouri

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One of the jewels of St. Louis, Tower Grove Park is an historic Victorian walking park located in south St. Louis.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/13/2007

last visited: 9/20/2014

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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 SeriesWilcox House - Buffalo, NY

in American Guide Series

The Wilcox House was the site of the Theodore Roosevelt presidential inauguration in 1901.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman

location: New York

date approved: 5/11/2007

last visited: 1/2/2013

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American Guide SeriesBuffalo Courier-Express Building

in American Guide Series

The Buffalo Courier Express Building was home to one of two daily Buffalo newspapers for 52 years.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman

location: New York

date approved: 5/11/2007

last visited: 7/24/2011

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American Guide SeriesSaturn Club - Buffalo, NY

in American Guide Series

The Saturn Club is a private club for wealthy and educated individuals in Buffalo.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman

location: New York

date approved: 5/11/2007

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesTemple of Justice - Washington State Capitol Campus

in American Guide Series

The Temple of Justice houses the Washington State Supreme Court and The Washington State Law Library. It is located on the state's Capitol Campus directly across from the Legislative Building.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/10/2007

last visited: 8/19/2017

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American Guide SeriesLegislative Building - Olympia, Washington

in American Guide Series

The Legislative Building is the most well known of the Capitol Campus buildings and is the 6th home of the Washington State Legislature. The building was completed in 1928.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/10/2007

last visited: 8/19/2017

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American Guide SeriesWorld War I Memorial - Washington State Capitol

in American Guide Series

"Winged Victory" is a WWI monument of the Washington State Capitol Campus designed by Victor Alonzo Lewis and unveiled in 1938.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/10/2007

last visited: 12/2/2018

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American Guide SeriesThe Capitol Group - Washington State

in American Guide Series

The Washington State Capitol Campus began construction in 1912 and consists of 5 main historic buildings and the Olmsted Brothers designed campus grounds.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/10/2007

last visited: 12/2/2018

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American Guide SeriesTheodor Jacobsen Observatory - University of Washington

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This observatory was built from left over materials from Denny Hall and was the second building built on the University of Washington's campus. The stone observatory was constructed in 1895.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/10/2007

last visited: 3/30/2017

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American Guide SeriesDenny Hall - University of Washington

in American Guide Series

Constructed in 1895, Denny Hall is the oldest building on the Seattle campus and is listed in the Washington State Heritage Register.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/10/2007

last visited: 3/30/2017

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American Guide SeriesHenry Suzzallo Memorial Library - University of Washington

in American Guide Series

Suzzallo Library, named for a former president of the University, is the Graduate level library for the Main Campus of the University of Washington. Built in 1923 by Carl Gould it is an exquisite example of Collegiate Tudor Gothic style.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/10/2007

last visited: 11/16/2015

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American Guide SeriesTipsoo Lake - Chinook Pass, Washington

in American Guide Series

Tipsoo Lake is located at the crest of Chinook Pass near the entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. The lake, surrounded by wildflowers in the summer, is the perfect spot to come for a picnic and a stroll around the lake.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/7/2007

last visited: 10/15/2016

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American Guide SeriesFife's Peak - Chinook Pass, Washington

in American Guide Series

It's difficult to see from the highway, so be sure to pull off at the Fife's Peak scenic pullout and go see the view.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/7/2007

last visited: 5/7/2007

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American Guide SeriesChinook Pass - Washington

in American Guide Series

Chinook Pass (SR410) crosses the Cascade Mountain Range and is famous for its vistas of Mt. Rainier, and its hiking trails. These coordinates are for the summit of the pass.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/7/2007

last visited: 8/3/2015

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American Guide SeriesStadium High School - Tacoma, Washington

in American Guide Series

Stadium High School, originally built as a luxury hotel by the Northern Pacific Railroad, was converted to a high school in 1906 after it was gutted by a fire.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/6/2007

last visited: 9/7/2012

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American Guide SeriesThe Tacoma Smelter (ASARCO Smelter) - Tacoma, Washington

in American Guide Series

The ASARCO smelter property covers about 67 acres along Commencement Bay. From 1890 to 1985, ASARCO deposited an estimated 15 million tons of slag on the property and in the Bay. It is one of the major Superfund sites on Puget Sound.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/6/2007

last visited: 10/20/2016

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