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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 SeriesEstey Organ Company - Brattleboro, Vermont

in American Guide Series

Historic former organ manufacturing company in Brattleboro, Vermont.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Vermont

date approved: 10/7/2008

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBrattleboro Retreat - Brattleboro, Vermont

in American Guide Series

Previously known as the Vermont Asylum for the Insane, the Brattleboro Retreat continues to operate and provide psychiatric care.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Vermont

date approved: 10/7/2008

last visited: 12/28/2014

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American Guide SeriesFrench King Bridge - Erving & Gill, MA

in American Guide Series

A steel deck arch bridge built in 1931 with a great view.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/22/2009

last visited: 5/20/2022

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American Guide SeriesBridge of Flowers - Shelburne Falls, MA

in American Guide Series

Former trolley bridge now a public garden.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/22/2009

last visited: 5/31/2022

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American Guide SeriesHail To The Sunrise - Mohawk Trail - Charlemont, MA

in American Guide Series

Statue located in Mohawk Park along the Mohawk Trail in memory of the Mohawk Indians who lived and traveled along this trail..

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/22/2009

last visited: 6/14/2018

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American Guide SeriesThe Marshall Field Memorial Library - Conway MA

in American Guide Series

The Field Memorial Library was gift from Marshall Field, of Chicago fame, in memory of his father and mother, John and Fidelia Nash Field.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/1/2014

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesElk's Monument - Florida, MA

in American Guide Series

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 SeriesFederation of Women's Clubs State Forest - New Salem MA

in American Guide Series

Notable forest scenery is found along wooded roads with views of Fever Brook, which has been dammed and provides a stopover for migrating birds.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/15/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRocking Horse - Winchendon, MA

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I have made hundreds of trips thru Winchendon on my way to New Hampshire. If you are using Rt12 to get there, you have to pass Clyde II on the way. Every time I pass Clyde I get this urge to stop and take another picture.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/23/2020

last visited: never

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SESE46.2 km

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American Guide SeriesWINCHENDON- Town Hall - Winchendon, MA

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I remember going to the State Line Auction in Winchendon to do Christmas shopping in the 1980's. They would hold up an item, start a bid and would collect cash to those shoppers that wanted the item.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/23/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHarvard Forest - Petersham, MA

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The Harvard Forest was acquired by Harvard University in 1908 and used as an experiment station by the University's School of Forestry.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/22/2016

last visited: 10/15/2020

Image for Rocking Horse - Winchendon, MAview gallery

SESE47.5 km

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American Guide SeriesRocking Horse - Winchendon, MA

in American Guide Series

This huge Rocking Horse along MA Route 12 is symbolic of Winchendon's former chief industry - toys.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/26/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPetersham Country Club - Petersham MA

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Once a 18 hole coarse, it must of been reduced to 9 and now there is none. The golf course closed. Designed by Donald Ross in 1922.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/17/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPETERSHAM ~ Town Hall - Petersham MA

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The Petersham Town Hall, dedicated in 1960, is the third such structure on this South Main Street site. The first, constructed ca. 1835, burned in 1845.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/15/2021

last visited: never

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SWSW54.2 km

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American Guide SeriesMemorial Tower - Mt. Greylock, MA, USA

in American Guide Series

The Memorial Tower is atop the summit of Mt. Greylock, highest peak in Massachusetts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/24/2020

last visited: 5/26/2022

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SWSW54.4 km

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American Guide SeriesBascomb Lodge - Mt. Greylock, MA, USA

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The Bascomb Lodge sits atop Mt. Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/24/2020

last visited: 6/1/2022

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SESE56.6 km

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American Guide SeriesRocking Stone Park - Barre MA

in American Guide Series

Impressive site. Not too far of a walk from the road and the path is well trodden. Worth the trip.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/11/2021

last visited: never

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SESE58.6 km

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American Guide SeriesCashing Academy - Ashburnham, MA

in American Guide Series

Cushing Academy has a student population of around 400. The day I visited the academy was during the COVID-19 epidemic. This place looked like an abandoned site, with the streets onto the campus blocked off.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/21/2020

last visited: never

Image for ASHBURNHAM - Town Hall - Ashburnham, MAview gallery

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American Guide SeriesASHBURNHAM - Town Hall - Ashburnham, MA

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Home to Cushing Academy, where actress Betty Davis graduated from in 1927. Native born, Ivers Whitney Adams, founder of the Boston Red Stockings, the first professional baseball team in Boston.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/23/2020

last visited: never

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SESE60.4 km

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American Guide SeriesBARRE (Town Hall) - Barre MA

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Built in 1900 as the high school for the town. The original town hall was located in the center of Barre and looked more like a church. Riding into Barre is like the saying ‘All roads lead to Rome’ since all of the road seem to converge in downtown.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/9/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMt. Holyoke, J. A. Skinner State Park - Hadley-South Hadley, MA

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Mount Holyoke, with an altitude of 995 ft., is a huge wooded mass of trap rock of exceptional beauty which rises high above the Connecticut River... the hotel on the summit is the third to stand there, and is now part of the J. A. Skinner State Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/19/2011

last visited: 10/16/2018

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American Guide SeriesCook's Canyon - Barre MA

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Named for the small ravine in which Galloway Brook flows, Cook’s Canyon was once an early 20th-century tourist destination. The main attraction: a waterfall that descends in a series of cascades over rocky ledges.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/9/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCrane Museum - Dalton, MA, USA

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The Crane Museum (of Papermaking) is located next to the Crane Paper Mill in Dalton, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/24/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHeadhouse Shaft No. 8 - Barre MA

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Shaft 8 is the intake facility for drawing water from the Ware River into the Quabbin Aqueduct. At the bottom of the 260' shaft, water can be conveyed either west, to Quabbin Reservoir, or east to Wachusett Reservoir.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/9/2021

last visited: never

Image for Site of the Village of Coldbrook Springs - Barree MAview gallery

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American Guide SeriesSite of the Village of Coldbrook Springs - Barree MA

in American Guide Series

Easily found, I am sure this is a relatively new marker, considering the granite is unweathered. This spot was enticing enough for me to head down the dirt road deep into the woods.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/8/2021

last visited: never

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