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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 SeriesTrades and Labor Monument - Wheeling, West Virginia

in American Guide Series

Monument erected by labor unions to honor businessman/employer who was sympathetic to their causes at entrance to I-70 on Main Street in Wheeling, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 10/26/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMill City, Oregon

in American Guide Series

Rural Linn County timber town

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Oregon

date approved: 10/15/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMetamora, IL

in American Guide Series

Metamora is the site of the Metamora Courthouse, as a State Memorial, where, in the 1840s gathered lawyers and jurists who were soon to become renowned; among them, Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Robert Ingersoll, and Adlai Stevenson.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/13/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWashington, IL

in American Guide Series

Washington was a short note in the guide as an agricultural center and the home of retired farmers, and had a canning factory.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/6/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLyons, Oregon

in American Guide Series

Rural Linn County town included in Tour 7A of the Oregon guide

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Oregon

date approved: 10/5/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRiverview Cemetery - Louisiana, Missouri

in American Guide Series

Large, old and active cemetery in Louisiana, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/23/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesChamp Clark Bridge - Louisiana, Missouri

in American Guide Series

Historic truss bridge spanning the Mississippi River at Louisiana, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/23/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMasonic Cemetery - Farmington, Missouri

in American Guide Series

Cemetery in Farmington, Missouri where first protestant church and first Sunday school west of the Mississippi River were located.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/15/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLebanon, Oregon

in American Guide Series

Mid-Willamette Valley city on the South Santiam River

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Oregon

date approved: 9/15/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWorcester Historical Society - Worcester MA

in American Guide Series

Located right next door the Women's Club in Worcester, not too far from the Art Museum

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/9/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMadison County Courthouse- Fredericktown, Missouri

in American Guide Series

County courthouse for Madison County in Fredericktown, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/7/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesKing's Highway Marker - Perryville, Missouri

in American Guide Series

Red granite marker for El Camino Real or King's Highway in Perryville, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/6/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesUnion Memorial - Perryville, Missouri

in American Guide Series

Civil War memorial on the grounds of the Perry County Courthouse in Perryville, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/4/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesTrinity Lutheran Church - Altenburg, Missouri

in American Guide Series

Historic Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/1/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFirst Home Of Concordia Seminary - Altenburg, Missouri

in American Guide Series

Historic log cabin was first home to what has become Concordia Seminary. The cabin is now located in the maple grove across the street from Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/1/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Warner Memorial Theater - Worcester MA

in American Guide Series

Located on the campus of the Worcester Academy, the theater is named for Lewis J. Warner, who graduated from the school shortly before his death. Warner Brother Studio president Harry Warner donated the theater in memory of his son.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/29/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Gymnasium - Worcester Academy - Worcester MA

in American Guide Series

Built in 1915, it houses a swimming pool and indoor track

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/29/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesAdams Hall - Worcester MA

in American Guide Series

Adams Hall contained the dining room of the Academy

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/29/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesKingsley Laboratories - Worcester MA

in American Guide Series

Kinsley Laboratories was the primary teaching facility at Worcester Academey

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/29/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWorcester Academy - Worcester, MA

in American Guide Series

Worcester Academy was found in 1834 as the Worcester County Manual Training School by a group of Baptists. It was established to give a poor boy an opportunity for liberal education.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/29/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMunicipal War Memorial Auditorium - Worcester MA

in American Guide Series

Built in 1933 as a memorial building to those that served in WWI

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/28/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWorcester Art Museum - Worcester MA

in American Guide Series

Founded in 1896 by William Salisbury III and has grown into a great institution for the City Worcester, MA

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/27/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBancroft Tower - Worcester, MA

in American Guide Series

Built in 1900 to honor George Bancroft by Stephen Salisbury III his very good friend to honor his memories.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/27/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHardin College Buildings - Mexico, Missouri

in American Guide Series

Former college buildings in Mexico, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/25/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMissouri Military Academy - Mexico, Missouri

in American Guide Series

Historic military prep school in Mexico, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/25/2013

last visited: never

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