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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 SeriesWorld War Monument - Tiverton, RI

in American Guide Series

The Stone Bridge is gone. The view from this turnout of the river is quite good. The WWI statue Honor Roll contains well over 150 people. Kind of neat they specifically named 4 nurses.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/12/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSHAKER VILLAGE - Canterbury, NH

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Canterbury Shaker Village is a historic site and museum in Canterbury, New Hampshire, United States. It was one of a number of Shaker communities founded in the 19th century. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1993.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 6/10/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesChester-Hadlyme Ferry Dock - Lyme, CT

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The Chester–Hadlyme ferry is a seasonal ferry crossing the Connecticut River between the town of Chester, Connecticut and the village of Hadlyme. It is the second oldest continuously operating ferry service in the state of Connecticut.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Connecticut

date approved: 6/6/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGillette Castle - East Haddam, CT

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The name Gillette gave to his home was Seventh Sister, but when the State of Connecticut bought it ($5,000) they renamed the property to Gillette Castle State Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Connecticut

date approved: 6/4/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesComstock Bridge - East Hampton, CT

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While covered bridges are common in Vermont and New Hampshire, they are a rarity in Connecticut. This one was built in 1840. It's had its problems with a truck crashing thru the floor in the 1920's. The CCC did some major work in the 1930's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Connecticut

date approved: 6/4/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHighland Light - Truro, MA

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"The Highland Light (AKA Cape Cod Light) is an active lighthouse . The current tower was erected in 1857, replacing two earlier towers that had been built in 1797 and 1831. It is the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Cape Cod." (Wikipedia)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/2/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRemains of the First Transatlantic Wireless Station - South Wellfleet MA

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41.913972, -69.971528

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/2/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesElk's Monument - Florida, MA

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Life size statue of an Elk, dedicated o June 17, 1923 by the Massachusetts Elks Association in memory of those that died during WWI.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 5/29/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHeinz Memorial Chapel - Pittsburgh, PA

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The Heinz Memorial Chapel, built in 1934 in Pittsburgh, PA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/27/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSt. George's School - Middletown RI

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St. George's School is a private, Episcopal, coeducational boarding school in Middletown, Rhode Island, United States, just east of the city of Newport, on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/26/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWhitehall - Middletown RI

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The Whitehall Museum House is the farmhouse modified by Dean George Berkeley, when he lived in the northern section of Newport, Rhode Island that comprises present-day Middletown in 1729–1731.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/25/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Squantum Club - East Providence RI

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The first clubhouse, built in June 1871, was a simple open-framed pavilion. In 1872 the Squantum Association was incorporated and permanent clubhouses were erected. The large current club house is the third.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/25/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSt. Michael's Church - Bristol RI

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This handsome Early Victorian - Gothic style brownstone edifice is the 4th Episcopal Church on the site and was designed by Architects Saeltzer and Valk of New York City with George Ricker of Newark, N. J.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/24/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesReynolds House - Bristol RI

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The Joseph Reynolds House (also known as Willowmere) was built c. 1698–1700. It is significant for its use by the Marquis de Lafayette as headquarters during the American Revolutionary War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/24/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLittle Neck Cemetery - East Providence RI

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The Little Neck Cemetery was founded in 1655, when the area was part of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest colonial cemeteries in Rhode Island.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/23/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Lightning Splitter House - East Providence RI

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The Bicknell–Armington Lightning Splitter House was constructed about 1827. The house's "Lightning Splitter" design harkens to the superstitious belief that the sharp angled gable would deflect bolts of lightning.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/22/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLord's Prayer Rock - Bristol, VT

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There is a little picnic area to the right of this rock, with parking. Tough to get a good picture since it is right on a bend and the rock juts out just enough to hide the oncoming traffic.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Vermont

date approved: 5/20/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHaskell Opera House - Derby Line, VT

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Citizens abiding to the closed border between the US and Canada but still keeping up with the news and gossip between friends and relatives.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Vermont

date approved: 5/16/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCovered Bridge - Cornish, NH

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The Cornish–Windsor Covered Bridge used to be the longest covered bridge is the US, until one in Ohio trumped it at over 150 feet longer, however this one is still is more beautiful.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 5/16/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPan, a bronze creation of Saint-Gaudens, reflected in the pool - Cornish, NH

in American Guide Series

Each time I visit Saint-Gaudens National Historical Site, it brings such a peaceful feeling.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 5/16/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGeneral Store - Morgan, VT

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Morgan seems to be a sleepy little town in the Northeast Kingdom and features Lake Seymour.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Vermont

date approved: 5/9/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLake Seymour - Morgan, VT

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Lake Seymour is freshwater lake covering 1,732 acres, which is 3 miles long and 2 miles wide, and at its deepest point if 167 feet down.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Vermont

date approved: 5/9/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCovered Bridge - Stark, NH

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The Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The bridge has undergone a few upgrades during its life time.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 5/7/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCherry Mountain White Mountain Tragedy - Jefferson, NH

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Located on Owls Head Highway (NH 115), which is part of the Presidential Range Trail Scenic Byway, there is a small turnout with a NH marker pinpointing the spot of the avalanche.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 5/7/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOld Mill - Franconia, NH

in American Guide Series

The original furnace existed at least by 1805, being rebuilt by the New Hampshire Iron Factory Company a couple times. It is the only surviving blast furnace left in New Hampshire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 5/5/2022

last visited: never

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