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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 SeriesSite of the Old Gristmill - Millis, MA

in American Guide Series

This House became one of the showplaces of the town when it was built in 1874 by Michael Henry Collins, a wealthy inventor. It overlooked his grist mills and saw mills and box manufactory on the dam.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/20/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesChurch of Christ - Millis, MA

in American Guide Series

Pretty typical New England Church. Based on the AGS description it still has the green door, squat steeple with the clock. Historically this church is known as the Millis Fourth Meeting House, built 1850.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/19/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBlack Swamps - Millis, MA

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Tough place to pull over for a picture, but I have pulled over in worse places. Not much to look at. Tried to capture as much as possible through the brush.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/19/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMedway Town Hall - Medway MA

in American Guide Series

Medway Town Hall is also known as Sanford Hall, built in 1912.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/19/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOld Parish House - Medway, MA

in American Guide Series

Built in 1817, the Old Parish House has served the community in many capacity's throughout its l68 year history.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/19/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCamp Cassadaga - Cassadaga, Florida, USA

in American Guide Series

A spiritualist community located southeast of Deland, Florida that is mentioned in the Florida edition of the American Guide Series.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 1/15/2021

last visited: 1/17/2021

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American Guide SeriesFort Ticonderoga - Ticonderoga, NY, USA

in American Guide Series

Fort Ticonderoga was a key place of defense during the French and Indian War and also the Revolutionary War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: New York

date approved: 12/31/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSt. Peter's Roman Catholic Church - Great Barrington, MA, USA

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This waymark is described in the American Guide book entitled “Berkshire Hills”, published 1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/29/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCongregational Church - Great Barrington, MA, USA

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This waymark is described in the American Guide book entitled “Berkshire Hills”, published 1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/29/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCrane Museum - Dalton, MA, USA

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The Crane Museum (of Papermaking) is located next to the Crane Paper Mill in Dalton, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/24/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMemorial Tower - Mt. Greylock, MA, USA

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The Memorial Tower is atop the summit of Mt. Greylock, highest peak in Massachusetts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/24/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBascomb Lodge - Mt. Greylock, MA, USA

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The Bascomb Lodge sits atop Mt. Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/24/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPRINCETON - Town Hall - Princeton, MA

in American Guide Series

Both the library and town hall sit on the town common high on a hill. It is impressive sight as you approach the center.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/7/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGoodnow Memorial Building - Princeton, MA

in American Guide Series

Originally built as a school and library as a gift from Edward A Goodnow, completed in 1884. The deed stipulated that the rooms used as a school would be moved when the library needed the additional space. The school was closed in 1906.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/7/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWisconsin State Capitol - Madison, WI

in American Guide Series

The Wisconsin State Capitol, located in Madison, Wisconsin, houses both chambers of the Wisconsin legislature along with the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Office of the Governor. Completed in 1917, the building is the fifth Wisconsin Capitol.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 12/6/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesJasper County Courthouse - Newton, Iowa

in American Guide Series

This three-story, limestone Beaux Arts building is located at 101 1st Street N in Newton, Iowa

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Iowa

date approved: 11/30/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHOLDEN - Town Hall - Holden, MA

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The Town Hall sits on the Hancock Common. The Common consists of an acre of land donated to the town in 1789 by John Hancock, Esquire of Boston. The building itself is typical for the 19th civic structure.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/30/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWatering Trough - Princeton, MA

in American Guide Series

Easy to miss, the watering trough is an object in the East Princeton Historic District. Made of cast iron, it was placed here in the late 19th century for the horse traffic on Main St.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/23/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesEAST PRINCETON and State 31 PRINCETON - Princeton, MA

in American Guide Series

East Princeton is a village of Princeton and does not have its own town hall. Stopped at the intersection described above. Note the new circle in the road, adapted from my home state, New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/23/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRedemption Rock - Princeton, MA

in American Guide Series

The .25-acre (0.10 ha) parcel upon which the rock stands was acquired by the land conservation non-profit organization The Trustees of Reservations in 1953, and is open to the public.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/23/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRocking Horse - Winchendon, MA

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I have made hundreds of trips thru Winchendon on my way to New Hampshire. If you are using Rt12 to get there, you have to pass Clyde II on the way. Every time I pass Clyde I get this urge to stop and take another picture.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/23/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWINCHENDON- Town Hall - Winchendon, MA

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I remember going to the State Line Auction in Winchendon to do Christmas shopping in the 1980's. They would hold up an item, start a bid and would collect cash to those shoppers that wanted the item.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/23/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesASHBURNHAM - Town Hall - Ashburnham, MA

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Home to Cushing Academy, where actress Betty Davis graduated from in 1927. Native born, Ivers Whitney Adams, founder of the Boston Red Stockings, the first professional baseball team in Boston.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/23/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCashing Academy - Ashburnham, MA

in American Guide Series

Cushing Academy has a student population of around 400. The day I visited the academy was during the COVID-19 epidemic. This place looked like an abandoned site, with the streets onto the campus blocked off.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/21/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFITCHBURG - Town Hall - Fitchburg, MA

in American Guide Series

For a city that is known for its architecture and rich history, it sure has one plain and simply underwhelming town hall to represent it.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/21/2020

last visited: never

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