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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 SeriesUP Railyards and Steam Shop -- Cheyenne WY

in American Guide Series

The massive UP railyards and UP maintenance shops at Cheyenne earned a mention in the WPA Guide to Wyoming

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Wyoming

date approved: 3/25/2018

last visited: 7/24/2004

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American Guide SeriesOT Pioneer Monument -- Casper WY

in American Guide Series

The landmark Pioneer Monument in downtown Casper earned a mention in the WPA Guide to Wyoming.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Wyoming

date approved: 3/25/2018

last visited: 8/7/2013

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American Guide SeriesCold Spring Campground -- US 26 W of Guernsey WY

in American Guide Series

A small grey granite marker in a pull-out on US Hwy 26 marks the Cold Springs campsite on the Oregon Trail. This spot earned a mention in the WPA Wyoming State Guide.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Wyoming

date approved: 3/25/2018

last visited: 8/7/2013

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American Guide SeriesCold Spring Camping Ground -- US 26 W of Guernsey WY

in American Guide Series

A small grey granite marker in a pull-out on US Hwy 26 marks the Cold Springs campsite on the Oregon Trail. This spot earned a mention in the WPA Oregon Trail Guide

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Wyoming

date approved: 3/25/2018

last visited: 7/10/2002

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American Guide SeriesCody, Wyoming

in American Guide Series

Renowned as "The City That Buffalo Bill Built", Cody, Wyoming remains much a frontier town of just under 10,000 in the winter, many more in the summer.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Wyoming

date approved: 3/17/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesIrma Hotel - Cody, WY

in American Guide Series

Completed in 1902, The Irma was built by Colonel William Frederick Cody (Buffalo Bill) to accommodate the myriad tourists and visitors he anticipated would soon be visiting his new town of Cody, Wyoming.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Wyoming

date approved: 3/13/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCody Museum - Cody, WY

in American Guide Series

Built in 1927, this is the building which housed the original Buffalo Bill Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Wyoming

date approved: 3/13/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBuffalo Bill Statue - Cody, WY

in American Guide Series

Off the western end of Sheridan Avenue, at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West Museum, stands this monumental statue of the man for whom the city was named.

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location: Wyoming

date approved: 3/13/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBig Horn Academy - Cowley, WY

in American Guide Series

A school and gymnasium until 1983, the two buildings which constitute the historic district remain in constant use by the town of Cowley and Big Horn County School District #1.

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location: Wyoming

date approved: 3/13/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLovell, Wyoming

in American Guide Series

Lovell Town Hall is next to the Big Horn Fire Department on Nevada Avenue. Not far away are the post office, the visitor centre and the museum. It's a small town.

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location: Wyoming

date approved: 3/13/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe University of Wyoming -- Laramie WY

in American Guide Series

The University of Wyoming is located 1 block north of the I-80 business route in downtown Laramie WY

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Wyoming

date approved: 2/24/2018

last visited: 6/29/2009

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American Guide SeriesLaramie WY

in American Guide Series

The WPA writers had a lot to say about Laramie in the Oregon Trail Guide

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Wyoming

date approved: 2/24/2018

last visited: 6/29/2009

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American Guide SeriesBuford WY -- I-80 at Monument Road, Albany Co. WY

in American Guide Series

All that remains of the UPRR at Buford is an old water tank along the I-80

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Wyoming

date approved: 2/24/2018

last visited: 7/18/2005

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American Guide SeriesTree Rock -- Buford WY

in American Guide Series

Tree Rock was a curiosity along the Union Pacific railroad in the era before cars, and along the Lincoln Highway after the automobile arrived

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Wyoming

date approved: 2/24/2018

last visited: 7/18/2005

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American Guide SeriesOakes and Oliver Ames Monument-- near Buford WY

in American Guide Series

The Oakes and Oliver Ames Monument, a landmark on the Lincoln Highway near Buford WY and mentioned in the WPA Oregon Trail guide

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Wyoming

date approved: 2/24/2018

last visited: 6/27/2009

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American Guide SeriesMarcus Daly Statue - Butte, MT

in American Guide Series

Nearby Anaconda is a city built by one man, Marcus Daly, an Irish-born American known as one of the three "Copper Kings" of Montana. Butte, too, was a substantial beneficiary of Daly's ambition.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 2/17/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSchool District #1 Administration Building - Butte, MT

in American Guide Series

No, this is not a post office, nor is it a courthouse. It is a school district administration building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 2/17/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Montana Flour Mills Company - Harlowton, Montana

in American Guide Series

Put into operation about 1910, this was once the site of one of the largest and most modern flour mills in the west.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 2/14/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCathedral of Saint Helena - Helena, MT

in American Guide Series

The tallest building in Helena, the Cathedral of Saint Helena is a spectacular example of what can come of civic pride in the presence of substantial wealth.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSt. Peter's Cathedral - Helena, MT

in American Guide Series

The Cathedral Church of the Episcopal Diocese of Montana, St. Peter's is the second Cathedral of the diocese, the first having been built in 1879.

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location: Montana

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesAlgeria Shrine Temple - Helena, MT

in American Guide Series

Completed in 1921, the Algeria Shrine Temple eventually became the property of the City of Helena, thereafter being used as a civic centre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMontana State Capitol - Helena, MT

in American Guide Series

Ground was broken in 1899 for Montana's grand capitol building and construction in the capitol campus has continued, off and on, ever since.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesChilds Carriage House (Stone Barn) - Helena, MT

in American Guide Series

One of the oldest remaining buildings in Helena, this barn is also one of the very few of its era to survive both earthquakes and the modernization impulses of contemporary man.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesReed's Fort Post Office - Lewistown, MT

in American Guide Series

The first post office to be built in central Montana, the old log Reed's Fort Post Office still stands in its original location.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSavenac Nursery Historic District - Haugan, MT

in American Guide Series

Today a tourist facility, the Savenac Nursery operated from 1908 to 1969, producing millions of tree seedlings annually to be used in reforestation.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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