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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 SeriesPresidio Park - San Diego, CA

in American Guide Series

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: never

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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: never

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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

in American Guide Series

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

in American Guide Series

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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American Guide SeriesJordan Marsh Company Rest Home - Wrentham, MA

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There are 2 homes that were owned by Anne Sullivan, this one and the nearly identical home next door. Nice to read about familiar historical folks, Anne Sullivan and Helen Keller.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/19/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWRENTHAM - Wrentham MA

in American Guide Series

The Town Offices have no historical significances. This was the sight of the Farrington House which was a beautiful early house razed by the town to make way for the present building.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/19/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLake Archer - Wrentham, MA

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Nothing special standing on the shores taking a picture of Lake Archer. While researching the lake, found the a group of folks that live around Lake Archer taking action preventing invasive weeds from taking over and corrective actions when found.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/19/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBaker Homestead - Franklin MA

in American Guide Series

Built around 1790 by Abijah Baker. Three generations of Baker's lived here, who were prominent citizens of Franklin.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/18/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Horace Mann Memorial - Franklin MA

in American Guide Series

The monument is made of granite, standing about 5 foot high. The memorial was dedicated May 4, 1929 and was erected by the Town of Franklin.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/18/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFRANKLIN (Town Hall) - Franklin MA

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The Town Hall is located on MA 140, a very busy section traffic wise. The building itself is a very modern structure and looks like any other office building built in 1988. Franklin has the honor to have the first public library in the US.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/16/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBELLINGHAM (Town Hall) - Bellingham MA

in American Guide Series

The Town Hall was built in 1802 and served as both the Baptist meetinghouse and town offices. Originally most of the economic development occurred in North Bellingham, with some development around this area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/16/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWestinghouse Radio Station - Millis MA

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By 1931, Westinghouse had concluded that WBZ's primary market was Boston, so on February 21 the station began using a new transmitter site located at Millis, Massachusetts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/15/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide Series50 King Philip's Trees - Millis MA

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Historians have stated that King Philip was seen riding astride a black horse around the trees in triumph.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/15/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBaker Homestead - Westwood MA

in American Guide Series

One of three houses to receive the Better Homes of America award in 1928 for excellence in design, equipment, construction, and grounds.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/15/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMILLIS (Town Hall) - Millis MA

in American Guide Series

Millis is home to quite a few famous companies that are out of business now, such as Herman Shoe Company and Clicquot Club, which distributed the first brand of ginger ale in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/14/2021

last visited: never

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