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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 SeriesInner Quadrangle - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

The Inner Quadrangle was the heart of the Stanford University campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMemorial Hall - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

Stanford Memorial Hall, now known as the Stanford Memorial Auditorium, faces the Serra Mall across from the Hoover Tower.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLeland Stanford Junior Museum - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

Today this museum is known as the Cantor Center for Visual Arts. The Leland Stanford Junior Museum name is still etched in stone above the entrance.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesStanford Memorial Church - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

Stanford Memorial Church stands at the center of the campus, and is the University’s architectural crown jewel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSite of the First Scythe Factory - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

First factory was built on this site in 1795 by Elisha Bartlett.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesQuaker Cemetery - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

Facing the Meetinghouse right to the left is the cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesUnion Cemetery - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

Union Cemetery cover almost 40 acres of land and contains well over 7300 interments

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPeleg Arnold Tavern - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

The oldest building in the area, built around 1690 and enlarged in 1790.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesDavid Aldrich House - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

Built around 1808, the house was used as a dormitory for the Linden Grove Seminary

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCaptain Daniel Arnold House - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

Built in 1714, the house is one of the oldest home in Union Village.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesStephen Brownell House - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

Built in 1806 the house was built in 2 sections with the rear being the oldest.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSlocum House - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

While the book refers to this as the Slocumb House, it was built by Walter Allen and Hezekiah Comstock, dating back to 1802.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBranch River Wool Combing Company Plant- North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

The factory was built in 1924 and is huge. It sports a great mounted clock.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSlatersville Resevoir and Power Dam - North Smthfield RI

in American Guide Series

Access is limited but one can see through the houses along Main St.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/11/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOld Schoolhouse - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

Located on Greene St across from the Parsonage.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/11/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesEight Houses on the Green - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

Located on Greene St, directly across the street from the Village Green.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/10/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSeth Allen Tavern - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

Built in 1804, it is very well preserved with only surface modifications.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/10/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCongregational Parsonage - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

Located on Greene Street, right around the corner from the Congregational Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/10/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesUnusual Doorway - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

Right next John Slater's house, is a 2 story house with a ornate doorway.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/10/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRed Brick Tavern - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

The Tavern does sit on RT 146A, however much better access is from Old Great Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/10/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSlater Park - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

A large triangular plot of land at the intersection of RT 146A and 102

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/10/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesForestdale Mills - North Smithfiled RI

in American Guide Series

Built in 1860 as a street entrance and office to the mill.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/6/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesStone Mill(1826) - Slatersville RI

in American Guide Series

Built in 1826 as the original mill on this site by John Slater.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/6/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOld Wood Building - Slatersville RI

in American Guide Series

The main office was built in 1806 for the original mill built in 1804.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/6/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPlymouth Public Library - Plymouth, NH

in American Guide Series

The building that was then the town's public library and previously a courthouse, is now the Plymouth Historical Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 4/6/2016

last visited: never

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