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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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SESE34.9 km

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American Guide SeriesCasa Manana - Fort Worth Texas

in American Guide Series

Casa Manana is a live stage theater in the Arts District of Fort Worth, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Geojeepsters

location: Texas

date approved: 4/2/2009

last visited: 4/2/2009

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SESE36.7 km

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American Guide SeriesSite of Fort Worth - Fort Worth, Texas

in American Guide Series

Site of the original fort named Fort Worth. The location now is the Tarrant County Criminal Courts Building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas

location: Texas

date approved: 2/14/2009

last visited: 5/25/2019

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SESE36.7 km

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American Guide SeriesPioneers Rest Cemetery - Fort Worth, Texas

in American Guide Series

Probably the oldest cemetery at least in Tarrant County

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2009

last visited: 9/16/2017

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SESE36.7 km

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American Guide SeriesW.I. Cook Memorial Hospital - Fort Worth, Texas

in American Guide Series

Still in use today as a rehab hospital. My dad spent 3 days here about 5 years ago. Had no idea of the history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2009

last visited: 9/19/2009

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SESE36.9 km

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American Guide SeriesThe First Methodist Church - Fort Worth, Texas

in American Guide Series

The present day First United Methodist Chruch.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2009

last visited: 4/18/2019

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SESE36.9 km

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American Guide SeriesMasonic Temple - Fort Worth, Texas

in American Guide Series

The Masonic Temple is still in use today and the looks have not changed, just the traffic.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2009

last visited: 5/25/2019

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SESE37.3 km

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American Guide SeriesFort Worth Public Library - Fort Worth, Texas

in American Guide Series

A building is here but not the old library building. The library has moved north about 5 blocks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2009

last visited: 10/3/2012

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SESE37.7 km

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American Guide SeriesUnited States Post Office - Fort Worth, Texas

in American Guide Series

Still fully functional Post Office with a stamp shop that sells all things postal related.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas

location: Texas

date approved: 2/16/2009

last visited: 4/18/2019

Image for Texas and Pacific Passenger Station - Fort Worth, Texasview gallery

SESE37.8 km

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American Guide SeriesTexas and Pacific Passenger Station - Fort Worth, Texas

in American Guide Series

The station building is there but it is in the stage of being converted to condo's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas

location: Texas

date approved: 2/16/2009

last visited: 4/18/2019

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NENE61.3 km

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American Guide SeriesCity of Denton, Texas

in American Guide Series

The city of Denton, TX as referenced in the 1940 Works Projects Administration Guide to Texas book - over 700 pages. #2780

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerraViators

location: Texas

date approved: 10/21/2016

last visited: 5/23/2019

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SS75.5 km

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American Guide SeriesDinosaur Tracks -- Glen Rose TX

in American Guide Series

Of course the WPA writers had to talk about the dinosaur tracks in Glen Rose Texas -- Dinosaurs are cool!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/12/2017

last visited: 2/3/2018

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American Guide SeriesJohn Neely Bryan Cabin -- Dallas TX

in American Guide Series

John Neely Bryan's Cabin, on permanent display in downtown Dallas for the last 80 years -- and most likely forevermore

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: 1/25/2019

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EE83.2 km

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American Guide SeriesMunicipal Zoological Garden -- Dallas TX

in American Guide Series

The Dallas Zoo, one of the great amenities of the city, impressive in 1940 and 2017.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: 2/15/2017

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EE84.2 km

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American Guide SeriesDallas -- Dallas TX

in American Guide Series

The city of Dallas, a lot different from the time the WPA writers visited in the 1930s, but still with relics and echoes of that time for those who know where to look and what to listen for

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/17/2017

last visited: 12/27/2016

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American Guide SeriesFair Park -- Dallas TX

in American Guide Series

Fair Park in Dallas -- home of the State Fair of Texas since 1882, the Texas Centennial of 1936, and many of the city's museums and cultural attractions, very well described by WPA writers in the Texas Guide

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/20/2017

last visited: 12/27/2016

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EE86.7 km

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American Guide SeriesThe Gulf Cloud -- Fair Park, Dallas TX

in American Guide Series

The Gulf Cloud fountain is one of those things at Fair Park that you see all your life but don't know anything about until you start waymarking.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/21/2017

last visited: 2/16/2017

Image for Dallas Museum of Fine Arts -- Fair Park, Dallas TXview gallery

EE86.7 km

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American Guide SeriesDallas Museum of Fine Arts -- Fair Park, Dallas TX

in American Guide Series

The Dallas Museum of Fine Arts building was a Fair Park institution from 1936-1983, before they moved to a larger space in the downtown Dallas Arts District

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/21/2017

last visited: 2/16/2017

Image for Museum of Natural History -- Fair Park, Dallas TXview gallery

EE87.1 km

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American Guide SeriesMuseum of Natural History -- Fair Park, Dallas TX

in American Guide Series

The Dallas Museum of Natural History, one of the 1936 permanent attractions built for the Centennial and mentioned in the WPA Guide

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/21/2017

last visited: 2/16/2017

Image for Hall of State -- Fair Park, Dallas TXview gallery

EE87.2 km

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American Guide SeriesHall of State -- Fair Park, Dallas TX

in American Guide Series

Tha Hall of State in Fair Park, an amazing Art Deco relic of the 1936 Texas Centennial

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/21/2017

last visited: 12/27/2016

Image for Aquarium -- Fair Park, Dallas TXview gallery

EE87.4 km

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American Guide SeriesAquarium -- Fair Park, Dallas TX

in American Guide Series

OLder Sister Blaster's favorite place to visit in Fair Park got a mention in the WPA guide to Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/21/2017

last visited: 2/21/2017

Image for White Rock Lake Park -- Dallas TXview gallery

EE89.8 km

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American Guide SeriesWhite Rock Lake Park -- Dallas TX

in American Guide Series

White Rock Lake Park -- a great place to visit when the WPA writers came through, and today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: 12/27/2016

Image for Buckner Children's Home-- Dallas TXview gallery

EE94.1 km

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American Guide SeriesBuckner Children's Home-- Dallas TX

in American Guide Series

WPA writers visited Dallas, and wrote about the Buckner Children's Home, still serving children and families in 2017

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: 12/27/2016

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American Guide SeriesGarland -- Garland TX

in American Guide Series

The Dallas suburb of Garland, now the 9th largest city in Texas, then a small onion and cotton farming town, got a mention in the WPA guide

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: 12/23/2016

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EE114.1 km

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American Guide SeriesRockwall -- Rockwall TX

in American Guide Series

Rockwall is the seat of the smallest county in Texas -- and is named for a natural rock wall (located on probate property)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: 6/22/2018

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SWSW142.1 km

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American Guide SeriesDowntown Comanche -- Comanche TX

in American Guide Series

WPA writers appeared to have a different view of Comanche's downtown in 1940 than Blasterz do in 2016

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/12/2017

last visited: 12/27/2016

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