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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 SeriesLiberty, TX

in American Guide Series

The small yet very historic town of Liberty got a mention by the WPA Writers in the Texas Guide

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/10/2017

last visited: 3/11/2017

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American Guide SeriesMachias, Maine

in American Guide Series

On the Machias River at the far western end of Machias Bay, the town of Machias is today predominately a tourist and college town, the site of the University of Maine at Machias.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 4/7/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRockland, Maine

in American Guide Series

Today a city of nearly 8,000 residents, Rockland came into being nearly 250 years ago with the arrival of its first settlers in 1769.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 4/7/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCity Hall - Charleston, SC

in American Guide Series

City Hall is located on Broad Street and Meeting Street. The intersection that City Hall is located is called the Four Corners of Law in Charleston SC. (City, State, Federal, and God's with the church)

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location: South Carolina

date approved: 4/7/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMount Washington Memorial Cemetery - Independence, Mo.

in American Guide Series

Mt. Washington Forever Cemetery is located at 614 Brookside in Independence Mo. It has approximately 200 acres and 10,000 gravesites.

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location: Missouri

date approved: 4/7/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGreene County Courthouse - Greensboro, Ga.

in American Guide Series

This example of Greek Revival architecture is located at 113 North Main Street in Greensboro, Georgia.

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location: Georgia

date approved: 4/4/2017

last visited: 10/8/2013

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American Guide SeriesHouston TX

in American Guide Series

The WPA writers devoted 20 pages and 3 maps to their treatment of Houston in the WPA Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/3/2017

last visited: 3/11/2017

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American Guide SeriesMarion County Courthouse - Yellville, Ar.

in American Guide Series

This two-story stone and concrete building is located at 300 E Old Main Street in Yellville, Ar.

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location: Arkansas

date approved: 4/3/2017

last visited: 4/7/2014

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American Guide SeriesFederal Building - Harrison, Ar.

in American Guide Series

This three-story red brick building is located at 201 N Main in Harrison, Ar.

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location: Arkansas

date approved: 4/3/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCounty Courthouse - Harrison, Ar.

in American Guide Series

This two-story red brick building is located at 100 N Main in Harrison, Ar.

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location: Arkansas

date approved: 4/3/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMachiasport, Maine

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The town of Machiasport is best known as the site of the first naval battle of the American Civil War.

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location: Maine

date approved: 3/22/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWest Quoddy Head - Maine

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When standing at the given coordinates looking east, one sees the easternmost point in the US.

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location: Maine

date approved: 3/20/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPlains, Montana

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In the beautiful lower valley of the Clark Fork River, in what is now Sanders County, Plains was once known by another name.

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location: Montana

date approved: 3/20/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLibby, Montana

in American Guide Series

The county seat of Lincoln County, Libby lies astride the Kootenai River in northwest Montana, predominately on the south side of the river.

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location: Montana

date approved: 3/20/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesParadise, Montana

in American Guide Series

A little town along Highway 200 in Sanders County, Montana, Paradise was named not for its idyllic setting but for a local roadhouse.

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location: Montana

date approved: 3/20/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesTroy, Montana

in American Guide Series

Built on mining and the Great Northern Railroad, Troy is the northwestern gateway city into Montana.

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location: Montana

date approved: 3/9/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThompson Falls, Montana

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Were it not for the construction of the Thompson Falls Dam in the early part of the twentieth century, the little city of Thompson Falls may well have withered and died decades ago.

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location: Montana

date approved: 3/9/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesAquarium -- Fair Park, Dallas TX

in American Guide Series

OLder Sister Blaster's favorite place to visit in Fair Park got a mention in the WPA guide to Texas

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location: Texas

date approved: 2/21/2017

last visited: 2/21/2017

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American Guide SeriesHall of State -- Fair Park, Dallas TX

in American Guide Series

Tha Hall of State in Fair Park, an amazing Art Deco relic of the 1936 Texas Centennial

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/21/2017

last visited: 12/27/2016

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American Guide SeriesThe Gulf Cloud -- Fair Park, Dallas TX

in American Guide Series

The Gulf Cloud fountain is one of those things at Fair Park that you see all your life but don't know anything about until you start waymarking.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/21/2017

last visited: 2/16/2017

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American Guide SeriesMuseum of Natural History -- Fair Park, Dallas TX

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The Dallas Museum of Natural History, one of the 1936 permanent attractions built for the Centennial and mentioned in the WPA Guide

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location: Texas

date approved: 2/21/2017

last visited: 2/16/2017

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American Guide SeriesDallas Museum of Fine Arts -- Fair Park, Dallas TX

in American Guide Series

The Dallas Museum of Fine Arts building was a Fair Park institution from 1936-1983, before they moved to a larger space in the downtown Dallas Arts District

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/21/2017

last visited: 2/16/2017

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American Guide SeriesFair Park -- Dallas TX

in American Guide Series

Fair Park in Dallas -- home of the State Fair of Texas since 1882, the Texas Centennial of 1936, and many of the city's museums and cultural attractions, very well described by WPA writers in the Texas Guide

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/20/2017

last visited: 12/27/2016

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American Guide SeriesSanta Anna TX

in American Guide Series

The tiny town of Santa Anna, still bumping along in its post-industrial phase

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/20/2017

last visited: 12/27/2016

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American Guide SeriesSan Angelo -- San Angelo TX

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WPA writers visited San Angelo Texas and found a fascinating frontier outpost turned cowtown

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/20/2017

last visited: 12/27/2016

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