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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 SeriesGreen Gulch CCC Camp -- Big Bend NP TX

in American Guide Series

What the WPA writers of 1940 called Green Gulch, the National Park Service calls Chisos Basin. Two CCC Camps operated in what is now Big Bend National Park

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/4/2017

last visited: 12/25/2016

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American Guide SeriesPulliam Bluff -- Big Bend NP TX

in American Guide Series

The twin distance view of Casa Grande and Pulliam Bluff -- amazing in 2016 and 1940

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/4/2017

last visited: 12/25/2016

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American Guide SeriesCasa Grande -- Big Bend NP TX

in American Guide Series

Casa Grande - as grand in 2016 as it was when the WPA writers saw it in 1940

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/4/2017

last visited: 12/24/2016

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American Guide SeriesThe Window -- Big Bend NP TX

in American Guide Series

The amazing view from The Window at Sunrise was described in the 1940 WPA Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/4/2017

last visited: 12/24/2016

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American Guide SeriesChisos Mountains -- Big Bend NP TX

in American Guide Series

The Chisos Mountains are well-described in the 1940 WPA Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/4/2017

last visited: 12/24/2016

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American Guide SeriesPersimmon Gap -- Big Bend NP TX

in American Guide Series

Persimmon Gap earns a mention in the 1940 WPA Guide to Texas, since Persimmon Gap has been used as a pass into the Big Bend area for millenia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/4/2017

last visited: 12/24/2016

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American Guide SeriesCastolon Store -- Castolon Visitor Center, Big Bend NP TX

in American Guide Series

Castolon Store, still being operated by Wayne Cartledge when the Texas WPA Guidebook was published in 1940

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/4/2017

last visited: 12/24/2016

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American Guide SeriesSanta Elena Canyon -- Big Bend NP TX

in American Guide Series

Amazing Santa Elena Canyon -- spelled differently and a lot safer to explore than it was in 1940

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/4/2017

last visited: 12/24/2016

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American Guide SeriesCerro Castellan - Big Bend NP TX

in American Guide Series

Cerro Castellan, whose gorgeous colors earned a mention in the WPA Guidebook to Texas published in 1940

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/4/2017

last visited: 12/25/2016

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American Guide SeriesPersimmon Gap Store -- Big Bend NP TX

in American Guide Series

When the WPA writers passed though here, Bill Cooper was still operating the 4th Persimmon Gap Store. Maybe they gassed up and got a soda :)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/4/2017

last visited: 12/26/2016

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American Guide SeriesCamp Peña Colorado -- Fort Peña Park, Marathon TX

in American Guide Series

The WPA Texas Guidebook entry for Fort Peña Colorado, now Fort Peña Park, south of Marathon TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/4/2017

last visited: 12/26/2016

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American Guide SeriesRound Pond, Maine

in American Guide Series

On Muscongus Bay on the southern shore of Maine, Round Pond today remains a small fishing village.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 1/20/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGwynn Wilson Student Union Building - Los Angeles, CA

in American Guide Series

One of the most impressive buildings on campus was built in 1926.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 1/16/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesUniversity of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

in American Guide Series

One of the best known universities in the world. Alumni include Neil Armstrong, John Wayne, Frank Gehry, George Lucas, and many many more.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 1/15/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesEllsworth, Maine

in American Guide Series

Surrounded by other National Register buildings, Ellsworth's City Hall stands on a hill above the town's business district. Ellsworth is the seat of Hancock County, with the courthouse situated just west of city hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 1/7/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFort Machias/O'Brien - Machiasport, ME

in American Guide Series

Fort Machias was built in 1775 on Machias Bay at the mouth of Machias River, shortly after the beginning of the American Revolutionary War.

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location: Maine

date approved: 1/7/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRepublic, Washington

in American Guide Series

May 22, 1900 is the date on which Republic officially became a political entity. Still going strong, Republic has been the county seat of Ferry County since the county was created out of Stevens County on February 21, 1899.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 1/3/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOrient, Washington

in American Guide Series

Ferry County, Washington is about as underpopulated as a county can get, making Orient very much a community representative of the county.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 1/2/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBucksport, Maine

in American Guide Series

Settled in 1762 as Buckstown Plantation and incorporated on June 27, 1792 as Buckstown, the town became Bucksport on June 12, 1817.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 1/1/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWhiteface Mountain - Wilmington, NY

in American Guide Series

From its summit, accessible by going up a serpentine road - the New York State World War Memorial Highway - then either an elevator or trail, almost the entire northern part of the State is visible.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 12/31/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesEureka, Montana

in American Guide Series

At the north end of the Tobacco River Valley, Eureka is the largest town in the vicinity and the only real trading centre for the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 12/31/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSomers, Montana

in American Guide Series

Once strictly a company town, Somers was built by the Great Northern Railway's J.J. Hill and a partner, businessman John O’Brien.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 12/28/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBig Arm, Montana

in American Guide Series

Stretching along the Big Arm of Flathead Lake, Big Arm is no longer the enclave of First Nations people, as it was 80 years ago.

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location: Montana

date approved: 12/27/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPablo, Montana

in American Guide Series

A town of population of just under 2,000, Pablo remains unincorporated as a census-designated place.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 12/27/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSandpoint Bridge - Sandpoint, ID

in American Guide Series

The first was built in 1908 and when the writers of the American Guide Series book, IDAHO: A Guide In Word And Picture, passed through Sandpoint they viewed the second, dedicated in 1934.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 12/27/2016

last visited: never

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