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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 SeriesRainbow Springs - Dunnellon, Florida, USA

in American Guide Series

The Rainbow Springs located south of Williston and north of Dunnellon in the former community of Juliette (now a ghost town).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 3/18/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFairmont Creamery - Moorhead, MN

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The old Fairmont Creamery is on the corner of 8th St. and 1st Ave North.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member m&m O

location: Minnesota

date approved: 3/4/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesConcordia College - Moorhead, MN

in American Guide Series

Concordia College is discussed in The WPA Guide to Minnesota: The North Star State.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member m&m O

location: Minnesota

date approved: 3/4/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesJames C. Nance Memorial Bridge

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James C. Nance Memorial Bridge on US 77 links Purcell, OK with Lexington OK in a historic landmark bridge on National Register of Historic Places. The Nance bridge re-opened in 2019 after years of construction and reuse of design elements from 1938

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member historybuffOK

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/11/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesDeSoto County Courthouse - Arcadia, Florida

in American Guide Series

Location of a courthouse mentioned in the WPA Guide to Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 10/9/2019

last visited: 2/22/2020

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American Guide SeriesLake Coeur d'Alene - Idaho

in American Guide Series

Lake Coeur d’Alene in Potlatch, ID. It as a length of 101 miles.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LadyKarine

location: Idaho

date approved: 10/9/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPoint Supreme,Cedar Breaks National Monument - Brian Head, Utah

in American Guide Series

This overlook is the nearest to the small visitor center located at the southern end of Cedar Breaks National Monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Utah

date approved: 9/7/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGalveston News-Tribune Plant - Galveston, TX

in American Guide Series

Now the Galveston County - Daily News, this newspaper has been the front runner in technology since it's beginning. It was first business in Texas to install a telephone and the first in Texas to publish online.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 8/10/2019

last visited: 2/9/2020

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American Guide SeriesMadison County Courthouse - Winterset, Iowa

in American Guide Series

This limestone Renaissance Revival courthouse is located at 112 N John Wayne Drive in Winterset Iowa.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Iowa

date approved: 7/8/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPolson Cemetery - Rural Delaware County, Oklahoma

in American Guide Series

The Polson Cemetery is the resting place for Stand Watie, Major Ridge, and John Ridge. Polson Cemetery is located on E340 Road about 2 miles west of Southwest City, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/8/2019

last visited: 7/9/2019

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American Guide SeriesFederal Building - Dubuque, Iowa

in American Guide Series

This historic Federal Building, now housing the Post Office and City Offices, was constructed in 1932. It is located at 350 West 6th Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Iowa

date approved: 7/8/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesElkhorn Tavern - Gateway, Arkansas

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This two-story log and weatherboard building was the scene of a major Civil War Battle on 7-8 March 1862.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Arkansas

date approved: 7/8/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBasin Park Hotel - Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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This eight-story stone building is located at 12 Spring Street in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Arkansas

date approved: 7/8/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFulton County Courthouse - Salem, Arkansas

in American Guide Series

This two-story painted brick building is located at 123 South Main in Salem, Arkansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Arkansas

date approved: 7/8/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSite of the Grant Leather Store - Galena, Illinois

in American Guide Series

Site of the Grant Leather Store is at the Coatsworth Building which is a four story limestone and brick Two-Part Commercial Block/Italianate building located at 120-122 South Main Street in Galena, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/31/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesDe Soto Hotel - Galena, Illinois

in American Guide Series

The DeSoto House Hotel is a three story red brick Two-Part Commercial Block/Italianate building located at 226-232 South Main Street in Galena, Illinois.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 5/30/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMarket House - Galena, Illinois

in American Guide Series

The Old Market House is a two-story red brick Greek Revival building located at 123 North Commerce Street in Galena, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/26/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesJohn Dowling House - Galena, Illinois

in American Guide Series

The Dowling House is a two-story stone single-pen building located at 220 Diagonal Street in Galena, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/26/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesByron, Wyoming

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A small northern Wyoming town, present population ~ 600, Byron was settled in 1900 by members of the LDS church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Wyoming

date approved: 5/8/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCommunity Building - Cowley, WY

in American Guide Series

A 1936 Works Progress Administration project, this large log structure, once a school gymnasium and community hall, is today a gymnasium and community hall, no longer directly associated with a school.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Wyoming

date approved: 4/11/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCowley, Wyoming

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The Town of Cowley shares this building with the Cowley Pioneer Museum, using half of it for their Administration building, AKA Town Hall. It is located at the corner of Main Street and S. Division Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Wyoming

date approved: 4/11/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMontana Club - Helena, MT

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Once the oldest continuously operating private club west of Minneapolis, the Montana Club has, in recent years, been opened to the public.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Montana

date approved: 4/11/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesChoteau, Montana

in American Guide Series

A Block west of Main Avenue, Choteau City Hall is on the corner of 1st Street and 1st Avenue, with the fire hall once attached to its rear, that space now reverted to town use.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Montana

date approved: 3/17/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPittsburg, TX

in American Guide Series

The small East Texas town of Pittsburg earned a mention in the WPA Guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 3/7/2019

last visited: 3/2/2019

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American Guide SeriesTonasket, Washington

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Straddling Highway 97, the major road through the Okanogan Valley, Tonasket is situated near the northern end of Okanogan County, about 20 miles south of the Canadian border.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Washington

date approved: 2/25/2019

last visited: never

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