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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 SeriesWright Park and Seymour Conservatory - Tacoma, Washington

in American Guide Series

Wright Park was established in the late part of the 19th Century with a land donation by Charles B. Wright for the sole purpose of being developed as a public park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/5/2007

last visited: 3/17/2014

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American Guide SeriesThe Tacoma Public Library - Tacoma, Washington

in American Guide Series

This is the main branch of the Tacoma Public Library System. It was built in 1903 and was the first Carnegie Library in Washington State.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/5/2007

last visited: 3/17/2014

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American Guide SeriesWest Point Lighthouse - Seattle, Washington

in American Guide Series

The West Point Light, also known as the Discovery Park Lighthouse, is a 23-foot-high lighthouse on Seattle, Washington's West Point which juts into Puget Sound and marks the northern extent of Elliott Bay.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/4/2007

last visited: 8/15/2015

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American Guide SeriesUniversity of Washington - Seattle, Washington

in American Guide Series

The University of Washington was founded in 1861. It is the largest University in the state of Washington with approximately 43,000 students enrolled and 25,000 extension students. It is located in Seattle on a 643 acre campus North of downtown.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/4/2007

last visited: 3/30/2017

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American Guide SeriesDeception Pass and Deception Pass Bridge - Washington

in American Guide Series

Deception Pass and its CCC built steel truss bridge are one of the most picturesque areas in the state of Washington. To stay at the nearby state park you must make reservations up to a year in advance.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/4/2007

last visited: 11/30/2018

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American Guide SeriesTimberline Lodge - Oregon

in American Guide Series

Timberline Lodge, built by the WPA high on the south slopes of Mt. Hood, is an exquisite example of Western Lodge architecture and craftsmanship. Mentioned in "Mount Hood: A Guide", 1940.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/3/2007

last visited: 10/20/2017

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American Guide SeriesBoeing Airplane Plant - Seattle, Washington

in American Guide Series

Building No. 105, more commonly known as "The Red Barn" was the original manufacturing plant of the Boeing Airplane Company. It was moved to its current location in 1975 and is now an exhibit at the Boeing Museum of Flight.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/3/2007

last visited: 10/30/2017

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American Guide SeriesTotem Pole - Tacoma, Washington

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This totem pole came to be thanks to an ongoing rivalry between the cities of Seattle and Tacoma. Seattle had the "world's largest totem pole" and so not to be outdone, Tacoma citizens hired Alaskan natives to come to Tacoma and build a bigger one.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/3/2007

last visited: 6/26/2016

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American Guide SeriesMemorial Square - Victoria, Texas

in American Guide Series

Memorial Square holds the Legend of Black Peter.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 5/3/2007

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesVictoria - Texas

in American Guide Series

One of the state's oldest cities, Victoria grew slowly on cotton and cattle until the latter half of the 20th century, when oil helped it emerge as a major regional trading center.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 5/3/2007

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMaryhill Castle - Maryhill, Washington

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Maryhill Castle, now known as Maryhill Museum of Art, was built on the edge of the Columbia Gorge by Sam Hill who wanted to create a Quaker colony in the area. The museum has varied collection, including a large collection of Rodin sculptures.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/3/2007

last visited: 7/12/2014

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American Guide SeriesStonehenge - Maryhill, Washington

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This Stonehenge replica is the nation's 1st WW1 Memorial. It was built in 1918 by Sam Hill to memorialize the 17 young soldiers in rural Klickitat County, WA who lost their lives.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/3/2007

last visited: 6/4/2018

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