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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 SeriesLake Archer - Wrentham, MA

in American Guide Series

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 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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SWSW1.3 km

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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

Image for Jordan Marsh Company Rest Home - Wrentham, MAview gallery

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American Guide SeriesJordan Marsh Company Rest Home - Wrentham, MA

in American Guide Series

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

Image for FRANKLIN (Town Hall) - Franklin MAview gallery

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American Guide SeriesFRANKLIN (Town Hall) - Franklin MA

in American Guide Series

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 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 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 SeriesDean Academy - Franklin MA

in American Guide Series

Dean College was founded by Dr. Oliver Dean as a co-educational academy in 1865.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/10/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRay Memorial Library - Franklin MA

in American Guide Series

Franklin Public Library is the first and oldest public lending library in continuous existence in the United States. It was founded in 1790 in Franklin, Massachusetts with a donation of books from Benjamin Franklin.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/10/2020

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 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

Image for Foxborough State Hospital for Mental Diseases - Foxborough, MAview gallery

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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 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

Image for Medway Town Hall - Medway MAview gallery

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American Guide SeriesMedway Town Hall - Medway MA

in American Guide Series

Medway Town Hall is also known as Sanford Hall, built in 1912.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/19/2021

last visited: never

Image for Black Swamps - Millis, MAview gallery

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American Guide SeriesBlack Swamps - Millis, MA

in American Guide Series

Tough place to pull over for a picture, but I have pulled over in worse places. Not much to look at. Tried to capture as much as possible through the brush.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/19/2021

last visited: never

Image for Angle Tree Monument - Plainville MAview gallery

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American Guide SeriesAngle Tree Monument - Plainville MA

in American Guide Series

Located high street. The entrance is well marked with a sign.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 5/29/2020

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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American Guide SeriesChurch of Christ - Millis, MA

in American Guide Series

Pretty typical New England Church. Based on the AGS description it still has the green door, squat steeple with the clock. Historically this church is known as the Millis Fourth Meeting House, built 1850.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/19/2021

last visited: never

Image for Walter M. Lowney Chocolate Factory - Mansfield, MAview gallery

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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

Image for Old Parish House - Medway, MAview gallery

NWNW10.9 km

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American Guide SeriesOld Parish House - Medway, MA

in American Guide Series

Built in 1817, the Old Parish House has served the community in many capacity's throughout its l68 year history.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/19/2021

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 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 SeriesDinglehole - Millis, MA

in American Guide Series

During the late seventeenth century belief in witchcraft was common and stories pertaining to this phenomenon flourished. The Dingle Hole exists today near the west end of Union Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/14/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOld Gristmill - Medfield, MA

in American Guide Series

This place is what makes following the American Guide Series and Waymarking all so worthwhile. I would never have come across this gristmill without it being targeted. The pond directly across from the mill is very serene.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/25/2021

last visited: never

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