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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 SeriesBirth Place of Noah Webster - West Hartford CT

in American Guide Series

The birthplace of Noah Webster creator of the Dictionary of the American Language. The home was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1962

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Connecticut

date approved: 6/14/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCaptain Putnam House - Sterling CT

in American Guide Series

Located along RT 14A in the heart of the Sterling Hill Historic District.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Connecticut

date approved: 6/2/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBaptist Church - Sterling CT

in American Guide Series

The Baptist Church is located at the intersection of RT 14A (Plainfield Pike) and Sterling Hill Rd.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Connecticut

date approved: 6/2/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWayside - Concord MA

in American Guide Series

42.458994, -71.333092

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Memorial Town - Ashford CT

in American Guide Series

Knowlton Hall was completed in 1924. Many of the fieldstones used to construct the building were found on site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Connecticut

date approved: 5/26/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Palmer Tavern - Ashford CT

in American Guide Series

Also known as Pompey Hollow Inn, it was built in 1710.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Connecticut

date approved: 5/26/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesYarmouth, Maine

in American Guide Series

Yarmouth is an old town on the south coast of Maine, first settled in 1638 and once the eighth town in the State.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 4/17/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLiberty, TX

in American Guide Series

The small yet very historic town of Liberty got a mention by the WPA Writers in the Texas Guide

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/10/2017

last visited: 3/11/2017

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American Guide SeriesMachias, Maine

in American Guide Series

On the Machias River at the far western end of Machias Bay, the town of Machias is today predominately a tourist and college town, the site of the University of Maine at Machias.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 4/7/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRockland, Maine

in American Guide Series

Today a city of nearly 8,000 residents, Rockland came into being nearly 250 years ago with the arrival of its first settlers in 1769.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 4/7/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCity Hall - Charleston, SC

in American Guide Series

City Hall is located on Broad Street and Meeting Street. The intersection that City Hall is located is called the Four Corners of Law in Charleston SC. (City, State, Federal, and God's with the church)

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location: South Carolina

date approved: 4/7/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMount Washington Memorial Cemetery - Independence, Mo.

in American Guide Series

Mt. Washington Forever Cemetery is located at 614 Brookside in Independence Mo. It has approximately 200 acres and 10,000 gravesites.

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location: Missouri

date approved: 4/7/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGreene County Courthouse - Greensboro, Ga.

in American Guide Series

This example of Greek Revival architecture is located at 113 North Main Street in Greensboro, Georgia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Georgia

date approved: 4/4/2017

last visited: 10/8/2013

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American Guide SeriesHouston TX

in American Guide Series

The WPA writers devoted 20 pages and 3 maps to their treatment of Houston in the WPA Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/3/2017

last visited: 4/7/2017

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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

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The town of Machiasport is best known as the site of the first naval battle of the American Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/21/2017

last visited: 2/21/2017

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