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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 SeriesOld North Church -- Nacogdoches TX

in American Guide Series

The Old North Church, the first Baptist church in Texas, with services here dating from 1835 along Nacogdoches County Road 205 earned a mention in the WPA Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 12/29/2017

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American Guide SeriesWallace, Idaho

in American Guide Series

Not nearly the town it once was, in terms of size, Wallace still stands tall as the "Silver Capital of the World".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 12/17/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesForty Steps - Newport, RI

in American Guide Series

Forty Steps, once a natural stairway of stone leading to the waters edge, is now made of concrete.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 12/6/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCliff Walk - Newport, RI

in American Guide Series

The Cliff Walk is a footpath of unusual beauty extending 3 miles along the rocky shore of Newport.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 12/6/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHotel Utah - Salt Lake City, UT

in American Guide Series

One of the most famous buildings in Salt Lake.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Utah

date approved: 12/1/2017

last visited: 12/4/2017

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American Guide SeriesBeehive House - Salt Lake City, UT

in American Guide Series

This is one of many LDS historic sites in Salt Lake City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Utah

date approved: 12/1/2017

last visited: 12/4/2017

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American Guide SeriesLion House - Salt Lake City, UT

in American Guide Series

This is one of many LDS historic sites in Salt Lake City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Utah

date approved: 12/1/2017

last visited: 12/4/2017

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American Guide SeriesCharles R. Savage - Salt Lake City, UT

in American Guide Series

Located outside Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Utah

date approved: 12/1/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMormon Tabernacle - Salt Lake City, UT

in American Guide Series

A civil engineering landmark located in Temple Square.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Utah

date approved: 12/1/2017

last visited: 12/4/2017

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American Guide SeriesSalt Lake City Meridian - Salt Lake City, UT

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A stone monument to mark the meridian of Salt Lake City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Utah

date approved: 12/1/2017

last visited: 12/4/2017

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American Guide SeriesBrigham Young Monument - Salt Lake City, UT

in American Guide Series

A monument along the original section of the Lincoln Highway in downtown Salt Lake City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Utah

date approved: 12/1/2017

last visited: 12/4/2017

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American Guide SeriesSeagull Monument - Salt Lake City, UT

in American Guide Series

A large monument, dedicated to seagulls.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Utah

date approved: 12/1/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesAssembly Hall - Salt Lake City, UT

in American Guide Series

Assembly hall is a smaller church of it's nearby counter part.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Utah

date approved: 12/1/2017

last visited: 12/4/2017

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American Guide SeriesEsteros Bay - Morro Bay, CA

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Estero Bay is the actual name for the geographic feature of Morro Bay, not to be confused with the city of the same name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 11/14/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMorro Rock - Morro Bay, CA

in American Guide Series

The famous Morro Rock stands taller than a skyscraper.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 11/14/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGlacier Point - Yosemite, CA

in American Guide Series

One of the best views of Yosemite.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 11/14/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHalf Dome - Yosemite, CA

in American Guide Series

Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 11/14/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesU.S. Weather Service Bureau and Radio Station - New Shoreham, RI

in American Guide Series

For a time, these operations were housed in the wood-framed house, providing weather information important for fishermen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 11/13/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMohegan Bluffs - New Shoreham, RI

in American Guide Series

Mohegan Bluffs rise 200 ft above the ocean an extend for five miles along the south shore of Block Island.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 11/10/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesAlbertson Public Library - Orlando, Florida

in American Guide Series

Located at the intersection of E Central Blvd and N Rosalind Ave

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mTn_biKer65

location: Florida

date approved: 11/6/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPere Marquette State Park - Grafton, IL

in American Guide Series

Pere Marquette State Park commemorates the explorer, and has sixteen hundred and seventy acres of rugged hills towering above the Illinois River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/12/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesDickson Mound - Lewiston, IL

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Dickson Mound is a crescent shaped mound where a small portion has been laid open with 230 skeletons exhumed, and the Dickson Mound Museum houses artifacts and other materials taken from the excavations and collections from Edward W. Payne.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/12/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPrincipia College - Elsah, IL

in American Guide Series

Principia College, for the sons and daughters of Christian Scientists, has campus buildings grouped together to suggest a compactness of an English village.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/10/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesW. A. Clark Mansion - Butte, MT

in American Guide Series

Built at a cost of $260,000, the W.A. Clark Mansion required four full years to complete. The mansion would soon become the home of one of the richest men in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 9/21/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesNorth Congregational Church - St. Johnsbury, VT

in American Guide Series

The North Congregational Church building is in the Gothic style, built of Isle La Motte stone, with artistic window and wall decorations.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Vermont

date approved: 8/28/2017

last visited: never

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