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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 SeriesWall Street - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/5/2016

last visited: 8/31/2016

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 6/22/2016

last visited: 8/24/2016

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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: 9/28/2013

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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.

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 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: 9/28/2013

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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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American Guide SeriesLincoln Park - San Fransisco, CA

in American Guide Series

The above coordinates are for the Lincoln Highway Marker, within Lincoln Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCalifornia Palace of the Legion of Honor - San Fransisco, CA

in American Guide Series

The California Legion Palace is located here, in Lincoln Park. It marks the official western terminus of the Lincoln Highway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCity Hall - San Fransisco, CA

in American Guide Series

The San Fransisco City Hall is one of the most iconic buildings in the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/3/2016

last visited: 6/11/2016

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American Guide SeriesSan Rafael Church - San Rafael, CA

in American Guide Series

Located next to the San Rafael Mission.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMission San Rafael - San Rafael, CA

in American Guide Series

The second northern most California Mission is located here in downtown San Rafael.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesKing's Chapel - Boston, MA

in American Guide Series

King's Chapel is distinguished by being both the first Episcopal Church in New England and the first Unitarian Church in America.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 5/26/2016

last visited: 10/4/2016

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American Guide SeriesTimes Square - New York City, NY

in American Guide Series

Times Square... the center of New York City and on New Year's Eve...the focus of the nation.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 5/18/2016

last visited: 11/6/2010

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American Guide SeriesEl Palo Alto - Palo Alto, California

in American Guide Series

Palo Alto means Tall Tree in Spanish. This tall redwood was a sentinel tree for early Spanish explorers in the area because of its height. It became the namesake for its city of location.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 5/3/2016

last visited: never

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