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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 SeriesPost Hospital Ruins -- Fort Laramie National Historic Site, WY

in American Guide Series

The haunting ruins of the Post Hospital for Fort Laramie earned a mention by the WPA writers who visited here to create the sketch of Fort Laramie for the WPA Wyoming State Guide.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Wyoming

date approved: 4/4/2018

last visited: 8/7/2013

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American Guide SeriesFort Laramie National Monument -- Fort Laramie National Historic Site, WY

in American Guide Series

The planned Fort Laramie National Monument earned a long entry in the WPA's Wyoming State Guide

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Wyoming

date approved: 4/4/2018

last visited: 8/7/2013

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American Guide SeriesOld Fort Laramie -- Fort Laramie WY

in American Guide Series

Old Fort Laramie, an important stop on the Oregon Trail, was explored in depth by WPA writers working on the Oregon Trail Guide

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Wyoming

date approved: 4/4/2018

last visited: 8/7/2013

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American Guide SeriesWyoming-Nebraska Line -- US 26 east of Torrington WY

in American Guide Series

The crossing point of the US 26 between Wyoming and Nebraska earned a mention in the WPA Guide to the State of Wyoming

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Wyoming

date approved: 4/3/2018

last visited: 8/7/2013

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American Guide SeriesOT Register Cliff -- Guernsey WY

in American Guide Series

Amazing Register Cliff, a landmark on the Oregon, California and Morman Emigrant trails, earned a mention in the WPA Guide to the Oregon Trail

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Wyoming

date approved: 4/3/2018

last visited: 9/7/2018

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American Guide SeriesRegister Cliff -- Guernsey WY

in American Guide Series

Amazing Register Cliff, a landmark on the Oregon, California and Morman Emigrant trails, earned a mention in the WPA Guide to Wyoming

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Wyoming

date approved: 4/3/2018

last visited: 9/7/2018

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American Guide SeriesGuernsey Ranch -- Guernsey WY

in American Guide Series

The Guernsey Ranch, setting of the popular book "Wyoming Cowboy Days" published in 1936 by Charles Arthur Guernsey, earned a mention in the WPA Wyoming Guide

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Wyoming

date approved: 4/3/2018

last visited: 8/7/2013

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American Guide SeriesPony Express Monument -- Guernsey WY

in American Guide Series

This Pony Express Monument at Guernsey earned a mention in the Wyoming state WPA guide

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Wyoming

date approved: 4/3/2018

last visited: 9/7/2018

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American Guide SeriesPioneer Monument -- Casper WY

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Wyoming

date approved: 3/29/2018

last visited: 8/7/2013

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American Guide SeriesHolliday Park -- Cheyenne WY

in American Guide Series

Holliday Park - a large city park east of downtown Cheyenne right on the Lincoln Highway, 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 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: 9/7/2018

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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: 9/7/2018

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American Guide SeriesCody, Wyoming

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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

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

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

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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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