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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 SeriesFort Owen - Stevensville, MT

in American Guide Series

The original site of St. Mary's Mission, what little remains of Fort Owen has become Fort Owen State Park, a historic site and museum detailing the story of the first St. Mary's Mission and of Fort Owen itself.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMission Nuestra Senora de los Delores de los Ais -- San Augustine TX

in American Guide Series

The WPA wrote several lines about Mission Dolores, in early East Texas mission founded by the Spanish to hold down the king of Spain's claim to this part of East Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 12/28/2017

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American Guide SeriesCartwright House -- San Augustine TX

in American Guide Series

The home of Matthew Cartwright earned a mention in the WPA Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 12/28/2017

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American Guide SeriesBlount House -- San Augustine TX

in American Guide Series

The home of Col. S. W. Blount earned a brief mention in the 1940 WPA Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 12/28/2017

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American Guide SeriesSan Augustine, TX

in American Guide Series

The deeply historic Texas town of San Augustine gets 3 paragraphs in the WPA guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 12/28/2017

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American Guide SeriesNacogdoches, TX

in American Guide Series

The WPA writers spent some time on the late 1930s in Nacogdoches, and wrote a very nice sketch of the town in their WPA Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 7/7/2013

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American Guide SeriesOld Stone Fort Museum -- Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches TX

in American Guide Series

The Old Stone Fort Museum earned a mention in the WPA Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 7/7/2013

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American Guide SeriesStephen F. Austin State Teacher's College -- Nacogdoches TX

in American Guide Series

The WPA writers wrote about Stephen F. Austin State Teacher's College in their 1940 WPA Guide.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 7/7/2013

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American Guide SeriesSite of Mission Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe -- Nacogdoches TX

in American Guide Series

The site of Mission Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe in Nacogdoches TX earned a mention from the WPA writers in their Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 12/29/2017

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American Guide SeriesSite of the Battle of Fredonia -- E of San Augustine TX

in American Guide Series

The Fredonian Rebellion and the battle that ended it is mentioned by the WPA writers in the Nacogdoches section of the WPA guide (even though the site is closer to San Augustine)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 12/29/2017

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American Guide SeriesSam Houston's Home -- Nacogdoches TX

in American Guide Series

The first home owned by Sam Houston earned a mention from the WPA writers in their Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 7/7/2013

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American Guide SeriesIndian Mounds -- Nacogdoches TX

in American Guide Series

Ancient Caddo Indian mounds and Nacogdoches earned a mention from the WPA writers in their Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 12/29/2017

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American Guide SeriesNacogdoches University -- Nacogdoches TX

in American Guide Series

The former building for the Old Nacogdoches University, given to the Nacogdoches Independent School District in 1904, was mentioned in the WPA Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 12/29/2017

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American Guide SeriesBattle of Nacogdoches -- Nacogdoches TX

in American Guide Series

The Battle Nacogdoches, August 2, 1832, earned a mention in the Texas WPA guide

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 7/7/2013

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American Guide SeriesOld North Church -- Nacogdoches TX

in American Guide Series

The Old North Church, the first Baptist church in Texas, with services here dating from 1835 along Nacogdoches County Road 205 earned a mention in the WPA Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: 12/29/2017

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American Guide SeriesWallace, Idaho

in American Guide Series

Not nearly the town it once was, in terms of size, Wallace still stands tall as the "Silver Capital of the World".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 12/17/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesForty Steps - Newport, RI

in American Guide Series

Forty Steps, once a natural stairway of stone leading to the waters edge, is now made of concrete.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 12/6/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCliff Walk - Newport, RI

in American Guide Series

The Cliff Walk is a footpath of unusual beauty extending 3 miles along the rocky shore of Newport.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 12/6/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHotel Utah - Salt Lake City, UT

in American Guide Series

One of the most famous buildings in Salt Lake.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Utah

date approved: 12/1/2017

last visited: 12/4/2017

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American Guide SeriesBeehive House - Salt Lake City, UT

in American Guide Series

This is one of many LDS historic sites in Salt Lake City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Utah

date approved: 12/1/2017

last visited: 12/4/2017

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American Guide SeriesLion House - Salt Lake City, UT

in American Guide Series

This is one of many LDS historic sites in Salt Lake City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Utah

date approved: 12/1/2017

last visited: 12/4/2017

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American Guide SeriesCharles R. Savage - Salt Lake City, UT

in American Guide Series

Located outside Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Utah

date approved: 12/1/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMormon Tabernacle - Salt Lake City, UT

in American Guide Series

A civil engineering landmark located in Temple Square.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Utah

date approved: 12/1/2017

last visited: 12/4/2017

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American Guide SeriesSalt Lake City Meridian - Salt Lake City, UT

in American Guide Series

A stone monument to mark the meridian of Salt Lake City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Utah

date approved: 12/1/2017

last visited: 12/4/2017

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American Guide SeriesBrigham Young Monument - Salt Lake City, UT

in American Guide Series

A monument along the original section of the Lincoln Highway in downtown Salt Lake City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Utah

date approved: 12/1/2017

last visited: 10/3/2017

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