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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 SeriesMetaline Falls, Washington

in American Guide Series

Though Metaline Falls lost its major employer, Lehigh Portland Cement Company, in 1990, it soldiers on, drawing tourists and theatre goers to its historic places and its live theatre productions.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/9/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesUsk, Washington

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Born a lumber town, Usk is now surrounded by farmland cleared after all the trees were turned into houses. Lumbering, though, remains the major industry here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/9/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesIone, Washington

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Straddling Highway 31 about 22 miles south of the Canadian border, Ione remains a fair sized town for one which lost its major industry over 20 years ago. It is the second largest town in Pend Oreille County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesDalkena, Washington

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Dalkena is a good example of the eventually inevitable fate of a single industry town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCusick, Washington

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Cusick is a little town in Pend Oreille County in the northeastern corner of Washington State.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesNewport, Washington

in American Guide Series

Built in 1913, 10 years after the town was established, this was Newport's first substantial city hall. Given that it is still the city hall, it must, indeed, have been very substantially built.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesReardan, Washington

in American Guide Series

Acknowledging its agricultural heritage, Reardan has been celebrating the annual "Mule Days" festival for over a half century and counting.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCampbell House Museum - Spokane, WA

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Another Kirtland Kelsey Cutter home, this Tudor mansion was built for Amasa B. Campbell, who had made a fortune in mining in the Coeur d'Alene area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSt. Aloysius Church - Spokane, WA

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One of the most opulent buildings in the Inland Northwest, St. Aloysius has elegantly served its congregation for 105 years, as of 2016.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCathedral of St. John the Evangelist - Spokane, WA

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Classical Gothic in design, St. John the Evangelist Cathedral stands on the hill directly south of downtown Spokane, having a commanding view of the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSpokane Plains Monument - Medical Lake, WA

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There is a tiny State Park surrounding this cairn along Highway 2, west of Spokane. The little triangular park, named Spokane Battlefield State Park, is directly across the highway from Fairchild Air Force Base.

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location: Washington

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSpokane House - Spokane, WA

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A large stone monument in Riverside 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: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesChamplain Monument - Plattsburgh, NY

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The Champlain Monument is a granite shaft surmounted by a statue of Champlain, who discovered the lake in 1609.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesKent-DeLord House - Plattsburgh, NY

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The Kent-DeLord House is a long two-story structure that is now a museum featuring DeLord family records and household treasures.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMacdonough Memorial - Plattsburgh, NY

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The Macdonough Memorial is an obelisk decorated with reliefs and the names of the principal ships of Macedonough's fleet the fought in the Battle of Plattsburg in the War of 1812.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMain Street La Crosse - La Crosse, WI

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A photo taken from this corner was featured in the Wisconsin, A Guide to the Badger State, 1941.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 11/28/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Headquarters House of the New York State Historical Association - Ticonderoga, NY

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The HQ House of the NY State Historical Association is a reproduction of the Thomas (not John) Hancock House, built in Boston.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 10/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Liberty Monument - Ticonderoga, NY

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The Liberty Monument, carved by Charles Keck, represents three centuries of local history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 10/23/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Olympic Arena - Lake Placid, NY

in American Guide Series

The Olympic Arena, erected for the 1932 Olympic Winter Games, is the scene of winter and summer ice carnivals, and was added onto for the 1980 Olympic Winter Games.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 10/22/2016

last visited: never

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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: 1/21/2017

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American Guide SeriesSaints Peter and Paul Basilica - Lewiston, Maine

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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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