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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 SeriesGoochland County Jail - Goochland, VA

in American Guide Series

A stone jail that dates back to the early 1800's on the grounds of the county courthouse.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGoochland County Courthouse - Goochland, VA

in American Guide Series

The historic county courthouse is still in use today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCounty Jail of 1892 - Chesterfield, VA

in American Guide Series

It's hard to believe that the county jail is so small, but that was in the late 1800's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesClerk's Office - Chesterfield, VA

in American Guide Series

This building was used as a record office for the County of Chesterfield in 1889.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOld Clerk's Office - Chesterfield, VA

in American Guide Series

This building was used as a record office for the County of Chesterfield in 1828.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesChesterfield County Courthouse - Chesterfield, VA

in American Guide Series

This place once had all the power in the county of Chesterfield.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFalling Creek - Bensley, VA

in American Guide Series

Right in the middle of Route 301 lies the sit of the first iron foundry in America.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHollywood Cemetery - Richmond, VA

in American Guide Series

Located in the capital of Virginia, Hollywood Cemetery holds some of the most famous and willing people of all of America's time.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSt. John's Church - Richmond, VA

in American Guide Series

Give me Liberty or give me Death!" - Patrick Henry said these words here in this church on March 23, 1775.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSwan Tavern - Yorktown, VA

in American Guide Series

A small tavern has been converted into an antique shop.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: 3/13/2015

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American Guide SeriesGrace Church - Yorktown, VA

in American Guide Series

A historic church in the Yorktown National Battlefield.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: 3/13/2015

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American Guide SeriesYorktown Victory Monument - Yorktown, VA

in American Guide Series

A monument dedicated to the U.S. victory over the british at the Battle of Yorktown.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: 3/13/2015

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American Guide SeriesDC South Cornerstone - Alexandria, VA

in American Guide Series

This is the original tripoint of DC, VA, and MD. Although the new tripoint has moved to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWright Brothers National Memorial - Kitty Hawk, NC

in American Guide Series

This memorial can be seen from the whole city, and marks a very historic spot for man kind.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: 1/23/2016

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American Guide SeriesUnion Station - Kansas City, MO

in American Guide Series

The 2ed busiest train station in the state.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesUnion Pacific Railroad Depot - Cheyenne, WY

in American Guide Series

The historic Union train depot is located next to the Lincoln Highway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Wyoming

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: 8/5/2015

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American Guide SeriesBadwater - Death Valley National Park, CA

in American Guide Series

Badwater, the lowest terrestrial point in the western hemisphere is mentioned in the American Guide Series, California book.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: 9/15/2015

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American Guide SeriesLiberty Memorial - Kansas City, MO

in American Guide Series

The liberty memorial is mentioned in the Missouri book of the American Guide Series.

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location: Missouri

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRoss Family Cemetery - Park Hill, OK

in American Guide Series

Ross Cemetery is associated with Principal Chief of the Cherokee, John Ross (1790-1866). It was placed on the National Register in 2002.

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location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/28/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPark Hill Mission Cemetery - Park Hill, OK

in American Guide Series

Also known as Worcester Mission Cemetery, this cemetery was placed on the National Register in 2006.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/28/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCherokee Female Seminary - Park Hill

in American Guide Series

Referred to in the American Guide Oklahoma publication, the school has been gone since a fire destroyed it in 1887.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/28/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesChoctawhatchee Bay, Florida

in American Guide Series

Choctawhatchee Bay is inland water offering barge transportation, but also sport fishing and wreck diving.

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location: Florida

date approved: 7/24/2015

last visited: 10/18/2015

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American Guide SeriesDestin, Florida

in American Guide Series

Back in 1939, Destin was "an old and well-known fishing resort" with a population of just 25.

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location: Florida

date approved: 7/24/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesNational Cemetery - Fort Scott, Ks.

in American Guide Series

This is one of the original 14 National Cemeteries created by Congress in 1862.

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location: Kansas

date approved: 7/1/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWolf House - Norfolk, Ar.

in American Guide Series

This is a two-story log structure is located at Highway 5 and Fishermans Street in Norfolk, Arkansas.

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location: Arkansas

date approved: 6/27/2015

last visited: never

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