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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 SeriesMoffet Mill - Lincoln RI

in American Guide Series

Built in 1812. the mill served as a machine shop and then a shoe-lace and braid factory.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/28/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHearthside - Lincoln RI

in American Guide Series

A private residence until 1996, when the town of Lincoln purchased the property and it is a museum now.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/28/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMoshassuck River Bridge - Lincoln RI

in American Guide Series

Concrete arch bridge that spans the Moshassuck River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/28/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMission San Luis Ray De Francia - Oceanside, CA

in American Guide Series

This is one of two missions located inside of San Diego County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHearst Castle - San Simeon, CA

in American Guide Series

One of the most visited places in the state of California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCarnegie Institute Laboratory - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

The Carnegie institution of Washington, located at Stanford University, focuses on the study of Plant Biology and Global Ecology.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesResidence of the University President - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

Also known as The Knoll, this is a beautiful, 2-story building. There is a main center wing with a second floor balcony deck and two wings angling out from the main wing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesAllied Arts Guild - Menlo Park, California

in American Guide Series

Allied Arts Guild is a complex of artist studios, shops, restaurant, and gardens in Menlo Park, California. It is used as a venue for both public and private events.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesNotre Dame College - Belmont, California

in American Guide Series

College of Notre Dame is now known as Notre Dame de Namur University and is the third oldest college in California and the first college in the state authorized to grant the baccalaureate degree to women.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesStanford Mausoleum - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

The Stanford Mausoleum is the resting place for the Stanford Family. It resides in a secluded location on the Stanford campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesTomb of Henry J. Lathrop - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

Henry J. Lathrop was the brother of Mrs. Leland Stanford, wife of Senator Leland Stanford, the founder of Stanford University.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRoble Hall - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

Roble Hall is a dormitory at Stanford University. It was built in 1917 to house women students. It is the oldest dormitory at Stanford that is still in use as a dormitory. It takes its name from the Spanish word for oak tree.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSequoia Hall - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

Sequoia Hall is located just to the right of the Outer Quadrangle as one approaches Stanford on Palm Drive and the Oval. Today it is home of the Statistics Department.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLagunita - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

Lake Lagunita is an artificial dry lake located on the western side of the Stanford campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCactus Garden - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

The Cactus Garden at Stanford contains a great variety of desert plants.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesButterfly Pond - Lincolne RI

in American Guide Series

Nice relaxing spot to just watch the waterfall over the dam.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSite of the Second Scythe Factory - North Smithfield RI

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Right across the street from the Forestdale post office is a large tract of land where the factory remains stand.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOlney Pond - Lincoln RI

in American Guide Series

Olney Pond is the major feature in Lincoln Woods Reservation

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesAldrich House - Lincoln RI

in American Guide Series

Located on Old Louisquisset Pike, the Aldrich House was built around 1750.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLimerock Grange - Lincoln RI

in American Guide Series

Built in 1807 as a tollhouse by the Turnpike Company.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHarris Quarry - Lincoln RI

in American Guide Series

Access from either Wilbur Rd or Rt 146, evidence of limestone still on the lot surrounding the quarry.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOld Bank - North Smithfield RI

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Once used as the Smithfield Union Bank, today it a single family home.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGeorge Aldrich Inn - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

Built in 1804 as an inn, then used a classrooms for the Smithfield Academy.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesJordan Hall - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

Jordan Hall is at the end of Palm Drive, the main entrance into Stanford's Campus. It is then on the right side of Main Quad.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBranner Hall - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

Branner Hall is a student residence hall between to Toy0on Hall and Kimball Hall on the Stanford campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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