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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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NENE45.1 km

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American Guide SeriesThe Consolidated Water Power and Paper Company Plant

in American Guide Series

The Consolidated Water Power and Paper Company Plant is now owned by New Page, but still exists and makes Pulp and Paper.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 10/9/2007

last visited: 10/9/2007

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WW96.9 km

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American Guide SeriesMain Street La Crosse - La Crosse, WI

in American Guide Series

A photo taken from this corner was featured in the Wisconsin, A Guide to the Badger State, 1941.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 11/28/2016

last visited: never

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NN103.2 km

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American Guide SeriesRib Mountain State Park - Wausau, WI

in American Guide Series

"An enormous granite hogsback, 3 miles long and a mile wide, Rib Mountain is one of the few remnants of a mountain range that in the far distant past occupied the whole of Wisconsin."

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/28/2007

last visited: 4/15/2011

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NN109.4 km

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American Guide SeriesWausau, WI

in American Guide Series

Wausau, WI straddles the Wisconsin River. It began because of the great pine forests and continued by making paper when the pine forests were logged out.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/26/2007

last visited: 3/31/2010

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SESE119.7 km

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American Guide Series9XM-WHA - Madison, WI

in American Guide Series

9XM-WHA "The Oldest Station in the Nation" is at Vilas Hall, University of Wisconsin-Madison

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 3/2/2008

last visited: 10/11/2007

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SESE120.4 km

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American Guide SeriesSite of the Peck House - Madison, WI

in American Guide Series

Once located here, Peck Cabin – Madison’s first residence, business and post office – was built by entrepreneurs Ebenezer and Roseline Peck in 1837.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 3/2/2008

last visited: 10/11/2007

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SS139.7 km

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American Guide SeriesNew Glarus Wisconsin

in American Guide Series

New Glarus was founded by settlers from Glarus, Switzerland. Eventually, the settlers started dairy farming and continue to do so.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/11/2009

last visited: 10/11/2008

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SS141 km

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American Guide SeriesGrant County Courthouse Square - Lancaster, WI

in American Guide Series

Lancaster calls itself "The City of the Dome" after the octagonal glass and copper-clad dome of its courthouse building, which was designed by Armand Koch and built in 1905. It is located at 126 W. Main in Lancaster, WI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/24/2009

last visited: 10/11/2008

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SS141.1 km

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American Guide SeriesLancaster, WI

in American Guide Series

Lancaster was laid out in 1837 by Major G. M. Price who named the city after Lancaster, PA. It is the county seat of Grant County. Nelson Dewey, the first governor of the State of Wisconsin is buried here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/24/2009

last visited: 10/11/2008

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SS142.3 km

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American Guide SeriesFirst Capitol Building - Leslie, WI

in American Guide Series

In 1836, the Legislature for the Territory of Wisconsin held its first and only session in this building for 46 days. It is located on Hwy G near Hwy B in Leslie, WI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/11/2009

last visited: 7/21/2014

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SWSW142.7 km

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American Guide SeriesWyalusing State Park - Wisconsin

in American Guide Series

Wyalusing State park is located high on the bluffs above the confluence of the Mississippi and Wisconsin rivers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 7/23/2007

last visited: 5/19/2018

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SS143.1 km

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American Guide SeriesNew Glarus Woods - New Glarus, WI

in American Guide Series

The New Glarus Woods State Park is a 411 acre recreational area south of New Glarus Woods at W5446 County Highway NN.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/11/2009

last visited: 10/17/2011

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SESE145.2 km

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American Guide SeriesOctagon House - Watertown, WI

in American Guide Series

The Octagon House, five floors of solid brick construction completed in 1854, was designed and built by John Richards, a pioneer Watertown settler. It is located at 919 Charles St. in Watertown, WI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 2/23/2008

last visited: 1/1/2011

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SESE145.2 km

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American Guide SeriesAztalan Mound Park - Aztalan, WI

in American Guide Series

The Aztalan State Park contains ruins of a prehistoric Native American village.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 2/23/2008

last visited: 10/24/2007

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SS147.7 km

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American Guide SeriesWisconsin Institute of Technology - Platteville, WI

in American Guide Series

The Wisconsin Institute of Technology ties its roots to the first State Normal School and the Wisconsin Mining School. In 1971, WIT merged witht the University of Wisconsin to become UW-Platteville.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/15/2009

last visited: 10/11/2008

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SS147.7 km

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American Guide SeriesPlatteville, WI

in American Guide Series

Platteville was founded in the early 1800s in Wisconsin's lead mining region. Today the town home to the University of Wisconsin - Platteville.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/15/2009

last visited: 10/11/2008

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SS147.9 km

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American Guide SeriesHouse of Major John H. Rountree - Platteville, WI

in American Guide Series

Rountree Mansion was built in 1854. It served as the Chancellor's Residence for the Wisconsin Institute of Technology for many years. Today it is a private residence located at 150 Rountree Ave in Platteville, WI

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/15/2009

last visited: 10/11/2008

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SESE151.8 km

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American Guide SeriesAlbion Academy - Albion, WI

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Albion Academy and Normal Institute, chartered in 1853 and opened in 1854, on land donated by Jesse Saunders, was founded and operated by Northwestern Seventh Day Baptist Association.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 10/10/2007

last visited: 10/6/2007

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SS157.7 km

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American Guide SeriesPotosi, WI

in American Guide Series

Potosi Wisconsin was founded in 1829 when miners discovered rich lead deposits. The remnants of the mining industry are now tourist attractions.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/23/2009

last visited: 10/11/2008

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