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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 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

in American Guide Series

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

in American Guide Series

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

in American Guide Series

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 3/9/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThompson Falls, Montana

in American Guide Series

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

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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.

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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

in American Guide Series

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

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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

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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

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location: Texas

date approved: 2/20/2017

last visited: 12/27/2016

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American Guide SeriesSan Angelo -- San Angelo TX

in American Guide Series

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

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location: Texas

date approved: 2/20/2017

last visited: 12/27/2016

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American Guide SeriesOld Fort Concho -- San Angelo TX

in American Guide Series

The Fort Concho the WPA writers saw was VASTLY different from the Fort Concho of 2016, which has benefited from 50 years of restorations, demolitions of modern buildings, and preservation.

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location: Texas

date approved: 2/20/2017

last visited: 12/27/2016

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American Guide SeriesDallas -- Dallas TX

in American Guide Series

The city of Dallas, a lot different from the time the WPA writers visited in the 1930s, but still with relics and echoes of that time for those who know where to look and what to listen for

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location: Texas

date approved: 2/17/2017

last visited: 12/27/2016

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American Guide SeriesWhite Rock Lake Park -- Dallas TX

in American Guide Series

White Rock Lake Park -- a great place to visit when the WPA writers came through, and today.

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location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: 12/27/2016

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American Guide SeriesJohn Neely Bryan Cabin -- Dallas TX

in American Guide Series

John Neely Bryan's Cabin, on permanent display in downtown Dallas for the last 80 years -- and most likely forevermore

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location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: 12/27/2016

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American Guide SeriesBuckner Children's Home-- Dallas TX

in American Guide Series

WPA writers visited Dallas, and wrote about the Buckner Children's Home, still serving children and families in 2017

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location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: 12/27/2016

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American Guide SeriesRockwall -- Rockwall TX

in American Guide Series

Rockwall is the seat of the smallest county in Texas -- and is named for a natural rock wall (located on probate property)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: 12/27/2016

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American Guide SeriesChinati Peak -- US 67, Presidio Co TX

in American Guide Series

Chinati Peak, tallest of the Chinati Mountain range in Presidio County, got a mention in the 1940 WPA Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: 12/23/2016

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