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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 SeriesSt. Mary's Church - Augusta, ME

in American Guide Series

A relatively recent addition to the ecclesiastical scene of Augusta, St. Mary's wasn't built until 1926.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 10/21/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCity of Denton, Texas

in American Guide Series

The city of Denton, TX as referenced in the 1940 Works Projects Administration Guide to Texas book - over 700 pages. #2780

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerraViators

location: Texas

date approved: 10/21/2016

last visited: 11/12/2016

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American Guide SeriesSaints Peter and Paul Basilica - Lewiston, Maine

in American Guide Series

A massive granite faced building, this church was granted Basilica status in 2006. With substantial embellishment both inside and out, 31 years passed from the start of construction until completion on July 18th, 1936.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 10/21/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesAusable Chasm - Keeseville, NY

in American Guide Series

Ausable Chasmis crisscrossed by paths and steel bridges with rock formations like Pulpit Rock, Elephant's Head, and Devil's Oven.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 10/7/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBonners Ferry, ID

in American Guide Series

Bonners Ferry is the county seat of Boundary County at the northern end of Idaho. Boundary County is the ONLY county in the US bordered by two states (Washington & Montana) and a foreign country (Canada}.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 10/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCourthouse - Petersburg, Virginia

in American Guide Series

Historic courthouse in Petersburg, Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/26/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOld Market Place - Petersburg, Virginia

in American Guide Series

Historic city market building also known as the Farmers Market in Petersburg, Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/26/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFirst Baptist Church - Woonsocket RI

in American Guide Series

Built in 1890 and occupied in 1892

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 9/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHarris Mill - Woonsocket RI

in American Guide Series

The Harris Mill was built in stages 1846, 1861, and 1876

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 9/21/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesAshton Viaduct - Lincoln / Cumberland RI

in American Guide Series

The Ashton Viaduct spans the Blackstone River

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 9/18/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMission San Juan Capistrano - San Juan Capistrano, CA

in American Guide Series

The only Mission in Orange County is San Juan Capistrano Mission.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 9/16/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCarnegie Library - University of Maine at Orono - Orono, ME

in American Guide Series

For forty years the library of the University of Maine at Orono, Carnegie Hall today supplies studio and exhibit space for the Art Department.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 9/9/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesUniversity of Maine at Orono - Orono, ME

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The U of M at Orono was established at a time when part of the students' curriculum included supplying the labour required to built the campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 9/8/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHarvard Forest - Petersham, MA

in American Guide Series

The Harvard Forest was acquired by Harvard University in 1908 and used as an experiment station by the University's School of Forestry.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/22/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMonastery of the Precious Blood - Portland, ME

in American Guide Series

Built in 1807, since 1934 this has been a monastery and prior to that a girls' school. In the late 1930s, when the American Guide Series writers passed through Portland, the house was still known as the Mellen-Fessenden House.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 8/19/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe First Church in Dedham - Dedham, MA

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The First Church in Dedham (Unitarian) is a dignified and simple type of American georgian architecture, built about 1768.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/19/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSite of the First Free Public School in America Tablet - Dedham, MA

in American Guide Series

A tablet in front of the First Parish, Dedham, Church building marks the site of the first free public school in America supported by general taxation.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/19/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesStone Base of the Pillar of Liberty - Dedham, MA

in American Guide Series

This stone column is the stone base of the Pillar of Liberty, erected in 1766 to honor William Pitt who resisted the Stamp Act.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/19/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCamden Amphitheater and Public Library - Camden, ME

in American Guide Series

Built between 1928 and 1931, the Camden Amphitheater and Public Library, today a National Historic Landmark, is a legacy of the creative genius of landscape architect Fletcher Steele (1885-1971).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 8/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRocking Horse - Winchendon, MA

in American Guide Series

This huge Rocking Horse along MA Route 12 is symbolic of Winchendon's former chief industry - toys.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/26/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLoon Lake, WA

in American Guide Series

Loon Lake is one of the most popular recreational lakes in Stevens County, situated along Highway 395, about 10 miles north west of the small city of Deer Park, WA, north west of Spokane.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 7/18/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMcPherson Cabin - Chewelah, WA

in American Guide Series

As old as 148 years, as of 2016, this small log cabin is easily the oldest building in the Chewelah area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 7/18/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFort Colville - Kettle Falls, WA

in American Guide Series

At the site of the old St. Paul's Mission stands a granite monument, marking the site of the first settlement in Stevens County, WA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 7/18/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRiverside State Park - Spokane, WA

in American Guide Series

A large stone monument in the park marks the site of the first non-native settlement in the states of Washington and Oregon. The park sits on the site of the old post and contains an interpretive centre for the post.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 7/18/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCivic Building - Spokane, WA

in American Guide Series

The Civic Building stands on the north side of Riverside Avenue between the Masonic Temple, to the west, and the Spokane Club, to the east. It is one of nine primary contributing buildings in the Riverside Avenue Historic District.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 7/18/2016

last visited: never

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