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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 SeriesMountain Home, Arkansas

in American Guide Series

This waymark is centered on the Mountain Home Municipal Building - located at 720 Hickory Street in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Arkansas

date approved: 8/21/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCotter, Arkansas

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This waymark is centered on the Cotter Municipal Building - 115 McLean Avenue in Cotter, Arkansas.

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location: Arkansas

date approved: 8/16/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRainbow Arch Bridge - Cotter, Arkansas

in American Guide Series

The Cotter Bridge, also known as the R.M. Ruthven Bridge and the White River Concrete Arch Bridge, carries the business route of U.S. Route 62 across the White River west of the city of Cotter in Baxter County, Arkansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Arkansas

date approved: 8/16/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesYellville, Arkansas

in American Guide Series

Yellville Arkansas is named after Archibald Yell - a 19th century Governor of Arkansas. This waymark is centered on City Hall - a one-story, red-brick building located at 112 US Highway 62 in Yellville, Arkansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Arkansas

date approved: 8/14/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWest Plains, Missouri

in American Guide Series

This American Guide entry is centered on the West Plains City Hall - a one-story glass and steel building is located at 1910 Holiday Lane in West Plains, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/14/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesIngalls, OK

in American Guide Series

Ingalls is a ghost town, about 11 miles east of Stillwater. It has a very interesting history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/30/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesKingfisher, OK

in American Guide Series

We have used the coordinates at the site of the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher, since the history of the town centers around the Chisholm Trail and its value to this area of the State.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/26/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesDover, OK

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Dover was a cattle stop on the old Chisholm Trail in the late 1800's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/15/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSilver City Trading Post - Tuttle, OK

in American Guide Series

Placed in 1931, this monument was described in the "WPA Guide to 1930s Oklahoma"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/22/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFrontier Train Robbery - Pocasset, Oklahoma

in American Guide Series

Like many towns in the early days of Oklahoma, Pocasset was the site of a train robbery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/22/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOrange City - Volusia County, Florida, USA

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A north central Florida town mentioned in the Florida edition of the American Guide Series.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 6/21/2021

last visited: 6/24/2021

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American Guide SeriesPresidio Park - San Diego, CA

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The site of a historic Spanish military installation in San Diego, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/14/2021

last visited: 6/14/2021

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American Guide SeriesBaxter, Tennessee

in American Guide Series

Baxter, Tennessee is located in western Putnam County just off of I-40.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/4/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesTennessee Polytechnic Institute - Cookeville, TN

in American Guide Series

Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (TPI) in Cookeville, TN is now Tennessee Technological University (TTU).

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/4/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBee Rock - Monterey, TN

in American Guide Series

A very scenic overlook in Monterey, TN at the end of a 0.7 mile hike.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/4/2021

last visited: 11/27/2020

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American Guide SeriesManchester, Tennessee

in American Guide Series

Manchester, TN has changed a lot since this description in 1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/4/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOld Stone Fort - Manchester, TN

in American Guide Series

A Native American constructed set of mounds / fort in Manchester, TN.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/4/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMANSFIELD (Town Hall) - Mansfield, MA

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The Town Hall was built in 1911 - 1912 as the Mansfield High School. The Pratt House, converted hotel, was torn down to make way for the Town Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/30/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWalter M. Lowney Chocolate Factory - Mansfield, MA

in American Guide Series

Developed beginning in 1903, the complex was used until 2010 by a variety of primarily corporate owners for the manufacture and processing of chocolate products, most recently Archer Daniels Midland.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/24/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSunset Lake ~ summer home of Bruce Barton - Foxborough, MA

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The estate sits on Sunset Lake and some of the land was sold off, 172 acres including the house to Massachusetts, now part of F Gilbert Hills State Forest.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/23/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFOXBOROUGH (Town Hall) - Foxboro MA

in American Guide Series

The Town Hall was built in 2016. Architectually looks like Greek Revival with the 4 columns supporting the pediment which creates a portico protecting the front doors.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/23/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFoxborough State Hospital for Mental Diseases - Foxborough, MA

in American Guide Series

The state hospital was closed in 1975. Today it serves as residential property, with renovation starting in 2005.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/21/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLake Pearl Park - Wrentham, MA

in American Guide Series

From a mill site to an entertainment park and venue, Lake Pearl Park still maintains its roots established in the mid 19th century

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/21/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCamp Unity - Franklin MA

in American Guide Series

Found the camp by measuring the distance from E Central St in Franklin exactly 1.4 miles on Summer St and viola, I came across Camp Haiastan. Camp Haiastan is the first Armenian youth camp in the US, established in 1951.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/19/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHigh Rock - Foxborough, MA

in American Guide Series

F. Gilbert Hills State Forest, formerly called Foxborough State Forest, consists of 1027.23 acres of mixed second growth woodland with some pine and spruce plantations.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/19/2021

last visited: never

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