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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 SeriesWilliam P. Steere House - Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

Like the Captain Joseph Mowry House, the Steere house is off the beaten path a bit. Located a in primarily agricultural section of Smithfield.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 7/17/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCaptain Joseph Mowry House - Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

Even today the house is located off the beaten path.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 7/17/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOld Yellow Tavern - Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

Located on Farnum Pike (SR 104) the Tavern itself looks like it did when the AGS on Rhode Island was written.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 7/17/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesAnanias Mowry House - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

The 7th stop on Tour 4 B, the Mowry house sits on SR 104 just after its intersection with SR 5.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 7/17/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGlobe Congregational Church - Woonsocket RI

in American Guide Series

Fourth stop on Tour 4 B, which goes from Woonsocket to the intersection with US 44 along SR 104.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 7/17/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWoonsocket State Armory - Woonsocket RI

in American Guide Series

Third stop on Tour 4 B, which goes from Woonsocket to the intersection with US 44 along SR 104.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 7/17/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWoonsocket Falls - Woonsocket RI

in American Guide Series

Second stop on Tour 4B, Rhode Island, A Guide to the Smallest State

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 7/17/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMarket Square - Woonsocket RI

in American Guide Series

First stop on Tour 4B Rhode Island, A Guide to the Smallest State

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 7/17/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWall Street - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

Famous for it's stock exchanges, Wall Street is over 200 years old.

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location: New York

date approved: 7/5/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesNew York Stock Exchange - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

Where the world's richest come to invest in companies.

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location: New York

date approved: 7/5/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGeorge Washington - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

The statue of George Washington at Federal Hall is mentioned in a WPA book for NYC.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/5/2016

last visited: 8/22/2006

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American Guide SeriesFederal Hall - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

The first capitol building of the United States, during the American Revolution. After the Declaration of Independence was ratified, this building became the new capitol building, when New York served as the national's capitol.

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location: New York

date approved: 7/5/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBrooklyn Bridge - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

The most famous bridge in all of New York City.

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location: New York

date approved: 7/5/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSanta Clara University - Santa Clara, CA

in American Guide Series

One of the oldest colleges in the Bay Area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/26/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMission Santa Clara - Santa Clara, CA

in American Guide Series

One of the original 21 Spanish missions in California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/26/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSan Miguel Mission - San Miguel, CA

in American Guide Series

One of the original 21 California Missions.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/22/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMission San Jose - Fremont, CA

in American Guide Series

One of the original 21 California Missions is located in Fremont.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/22/2016

last visited: 11/5/2014

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American Guide SeriesLibrary of Congress - Washington, D.C.

in American Guide Series

The Library of Congress was established in 1800.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 6/22/2016

last visited: 8/27/2016

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American Guide SeriesNational Museum of Natural History - Washington, D.C.

in American Guide Series

The National Museum of Natural History is part of the Smithsonian and was established in 1910.

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location: District of Columbia

date approved: 6/22/2016

last visited: 8/26/2014

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American Guide SeriesSt. Patrick's Cathedral - New York City, NY

in American Guide Series

Construction of this Roman Catholic Cathedral was completed in 1878.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 6/22/2016

last visited: 8/18/2011

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American Guide SeriesNew York Public Library Central Building - New York City, NY,

in American Guide Series

This is one of the best and most well-known libraries in the United States.

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location: New York

date approved: 6/22/2016

last visited: 8/17/2011

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American Guide SeriesRadio City Music Hall - New York City

in American Guide Series

Radio City Music Hall opened in 1932..and is best known as the home of the Rockettes. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 6/22/2016

last visited: 8/17/2011

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American Guide SeriesBryant Park - New York City, NY

in American Guide Series

This popular park was once a Potter's Field.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 6/22/2016

last visited: 8/17/2011

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American Guide SeriesFather Francis P. Duffy Statue - New York City, NY

in American Guide Series

This statue is in the middle of New York City's Times Square...not far from the statue of George M. Cohan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 6/22/2016

last visited: 8/17/2011

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American Guide SeriesYerba Buena Island - San Francisco, CA

in American Guide Series

A natural island that sits in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. Interstate 80 passes right through the small island on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/22/2016

last visited: never

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