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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 SeriesWilliam Penn Statue - Philadelphia, PA

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The William Penn Statue rests at the top of Philadelphia City Hall and without a doubt is the most famous and recognizable statue in Philadelphia, a town overwhelmed with statues, abstract, figurative and persons named.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/13/2010

last visited: 11/15/2017

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American Guide SeriesEquestrian Statue of Reynolds - Philadelphia, PA

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One of two Civil War General/Equestrian Statues located in the North Plaza section of City Hall. This fellow died at the very beginning of the Gettysburg Battle, where another huge equestrian monument may be found.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/23/2010

last visited: 7/27/2017

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American Guide SeriesZion Methodist Church - New Egypt, NJ

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Just east of Route 539, along Route 528 (Lakewood Road) in New Egypt, Zion Methodist Church and Cemetery have been here since 1789.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 7/11/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesEquestrian Statue of McClellan - Philadelphia, PA

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George Brinton McClellan (December 3, 1826 – October 29, 1885) was a major general during the American Civil War. He organized the famous Army of the Potomac and served briefly (November 1861 to March 1862) as the general-in-chief of the Union Army.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/23/2010

last visited: 7/27/2017

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American Guide SeriesMasonic Temple - Philadelphia, PA

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One of the most beautiful Grand Lodges on the planet. Several Lodges meet in here during the year Masons and visitors alike come from all over to tour this beautiful facility. Historic markers out front and on the building tell the story.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/13/2010

last visited: 11/15/2017

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American Guide SeriesReyburn Plaza - Philadelphia, PA

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This is a big open area in front of the northern plaza of City Hall. From city hall, you would look out northwest to see this area which is filled with whimsical sculptures of game pieces and two statues. Once upon a time, JFK gave a speech here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/13/2010

last visited: 11/15/2017

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American Guide SeriesSuburban Station - Philadelphia, PA

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Suburban Station is an underground commuter rail station in the Penn Center district of Center City, Phila. It was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad to replace the original Broad Street Station and opened on September 28, 1930.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/13/2010

last visited: 11/16/2017

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American Guide SeriesFriends Meeting House - Philadelphia, PA

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Today, this building is known as Race Street Friends Meetinghouse. The historic building has been expanded over the years & serves other purposes. There is a complex of offices in this building which is used as a national meeting place for Quakers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/24/2009

last visited: 7/4/2011

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American Guide SeriesTacony-Palmyra Bridge - Tacony, PA/Palmyra, NJ

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The Tacony-Palmyra Bridge is a combination steel arch, double-leaf bascule bridge across the Delaware River, connecting New Jersey Route 73 in Palmyra, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Route 73 in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 2/4/2009

last visited: 6/13/2012

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American Guide SeriesThe Academy of Natural Sciences - Philadelphia, PA

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The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia was founded in 1812 to expand knowledge of the natural world. In its early days it organized expeditions to explore the western part of the country, led by Stephen Long and Ferdinand Hayden.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/12/2008

last visited: 12/26/2014

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American Guide SeriesSt. Clement's Church - Philadelphia, PA

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On Sept. 13, 1855, a charter was granted to “The Rector, Churchwardens, and Vestrymen of S. Clement’s Church in the City of Philadelphia.” The first Rector was the Rev’d Henry S. Spackman. His his rectorate began officially on January 1, 1856.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/26/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSwann Memorial Fountain - Philadelphia, PA

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This beautiful fountain is the centerpiece of Logan Square. The fountain & interior sculptures are truly a beautiful work of art. The 3 bronze statues, now completely green, still convey wisdom, strength and beauty of the 3 rivers they represent.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/20/2009

last visited: 8/30/2015

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American Guide SeriesLogan Square - Philadelphia, PA

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Logan Square, part of William Penn's original plan for the City of Philadelphia dates back to 1682. In the 1920s, when Benjamin Franklin Parkway was overlayed onto the City street grid, Logan Square became a traffic circle.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/12/2008

last visited: 12/29/2012

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American Guide SeriesThe Benjamin Franklin Parkway - Philadelphia, PA

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This is probably the most architecturally scenic and significant road in Philadelphia. Standing in the center of Logan square (NRHP site), you can see a straight line along this road, with the Art Museum on your left and City Hall on your right.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/25/2009

last visited: 2/28/2016

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American Guide SeriesThe Franklin Institute - Philadelphia, PA

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This science museum is named and founded in honor of Benjamin Franklin located in Philadelphia, PA. It is one of the oldest and most important locations of science education its pursuit in the USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/8/2008

last visited: 12/29/2012

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American Guide SeriesThe Fort Mott Range Light - Pennsville, NJ

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Today, this site is know as Finns Point Range Light. The rear range light is now part of Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge; the front range light has not survived. This Lighthouse obtained National Register Status in August 30, 1978.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/2/2008

last visited: 11/18/2016

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American Guide SeriesU.S. Wild Fowl Sanctuary - Pennsville, NJ

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Today, this site is know as Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. There is a house which acts as a welcome center/center of operations, a nice watery vista to look upon and of course Finn's Point Rear Range Lighthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/2/2008

last visited: 11/18/2016

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American Guide SeriesThe Free Library - Philadelphia, PA

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This huge building has imposing columns, gobs of limestone and unique architecture. Centered about Logan Square, built in the 20s it joins The Franklin Institute, Science Museum, & Fels Planetarium & School Board Bldg. as historical landmarks.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/24/2009

last visited: 7/31/2016

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American Guide SeriesFels Planetarium - Philadelphia, PA

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This Planetarium is on the Winter Street side of the Franklin Institute and can be accessed through its own dedicated entrance or through the Institute. The Fels' Planetarium is the nations second oldest planetarium.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/24/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesArmy and Navy Pylons - Philadelphia, PA

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This complex & stunning twin memorial/sculptures act as a gateway along the Ben Franklin Parkway. It's the first thing one notices on the way to the art museum. Officially known as the Civil War Soldiers & Sailors Monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/25/2009

last visited: 7/5/2017

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American Guide SeriesBoard of Education - Philadelphia, PA

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This old building is huge with incredible detail, much more than anything which would be built for our crumbling school district today. it is now being leased out as condos and apartments.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/25/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFort Mott - Pennsville, NJ

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This is an amazing place to visit. The history is astounding. State employees wear period uniforms and they are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. This is one of the few parks that is both recreational and unbelievably educational.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/3/2008

last visited: 3/10/2012

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American Guide SeriesOrdnance Depot - Oldmans Twp., NJ

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Named Camp Pedricktown, this one time Ordnance Depot has a long history as a Nike Missile Command Site, as well as a hospital and training base.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NJBiblio

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/19/2010

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesJames Lawrence House - Burlington, NJ

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459 High Street in historic Burlington, New Jersey was the birthplace of Captain James Lawrence, naval war hero of the War of 1812.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/23/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesJames Fenimore Cooper House - Burlington, NJ

in American Guide Series

Located at 457 High Street in historic Burlington, New Jersey, the Cooper House was the birthplace of James Fenimore Cooper.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/23/2009

last visited: never

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