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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 SeriesNorthwood, New Hampshire

in American Guide Series

First settled in 1763, Northwood was incorporated on February 6, 1773 by colonial governor John Wentworth. The town has been a popular vacation spot, being home to nine lakes and many antique shops.

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location: New Hampshire

date approved: 2/3/2023

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMunicipal Airport - Meriden, CT

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Meriden Markham Municipal Airport (ICAO: KMMK, FAA LID: MMK) is a public-use airport. FAA categorized as a local general aviation facility. The airport is owned by City of Meriden.

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location: Connecticut

date approved: 2/2/2023

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesUnion Station - New London, CT

in American Guide Series

Three-story brick union station was erected in 1887. It was the last and largest railroad station designed by famed architect H. H. Richardson.

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location: Connecticut

date approved: 1/29/2023

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesTrumbull Airport - Groton, CT

in American Guide Series

Groton–New London Airport was established as the first State of Connecticut airport in 1929.

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location: Connecticut

date approved: 1/28/2023

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesState Airport - Warwick, RI

in American Guide Series

The original State Airport Terminal is one of the earliest structures erected in the state which reflects the influence of the International style architects of the 1920s and the decorative principles of the Art Deco and Art Moderne styles.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 1/27/2023

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBoyd's Old Windmill - Middletown, RI

in American Guide Series

It is the only eight-vane smock mill ever built and operated in New England and one of the very few survivors in the United States.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 1/27/2023

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCobb's Tavern - Sharon MA

in American Guide Series

The original house was built in 1740. Cobb's Tavern became the first United States Post Office in Sharon when Jonathan Cobb was appointed postmaster in 1819.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/26/2023

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRoger Moore House - Southwick, MA

in American Guide Series

The Southwick Historical Society has owned the house since 1990. They have been restoring the property to open to the public as a museum.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/22/2023

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesU.S. Envelope Company - Vernon, CT

in American Guide Series

Once touted as the largest brick building in Vernon and the largest manufacturing plant of envelops in the US, it is now a senior citizens apartment building.

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location: Connecticut

date approved: 1/22/2023

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesUNION - Union CT

in American Guide Series

Union today is pretty much as described in the AGS book, but it does have electricity now.

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location: Connecticut

date approved: 1/21/2023

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCongregational Church (1834) - Union CT

in American Guide Series

Union finally got electricity, but other than that the description of the town is pretty much spot on today. The Congregational Church is the most prominent structure in the town and is the second meeting house in the town.

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location: Connecticut

date approved: 1/21/2023

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesChrysler building - NYC, NY, USA

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Tower of 1929

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location: New York

date approved: 1/17/2023

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWatson Company - Attleboro, MA

in American Guide Series

Once a textile mill, then Jewlery manufacturer and finally a 55+ residential conversion. This building was built between 1889 and 1947, however there was a prior building built 1811 that burned down.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/17/2023

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGran Central Terminal - New York, USA

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Beautiful Central in NYC

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location: New York

date approved: 1/17/2023

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesChinatown - NYC, NY, USA

in American Guide Series

Home to a dense population of Asian immigrants, Manhattan’s Chinatown is one of NYC's most evocative neighborhoods.

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location: New York

date approved: 1/17/2023

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPeck Homestead - Attleboro, MA

in American Guide Series

The American Revolution (D.A.R) bought the house in 1901. The various sources on the internet has multiple construction dates for the Peck Homestead, dating from early 1700's to 1740's.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/16/2023

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesATTLEBORO - Attleboro MA

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Attleboro was once known as "The Jewelry Capital of the World", with the many manufacturers in the city. Population is now right around 46,000, a little over doubling since 1937.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/15/2023

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesNORTON (Town Hall) - Norton, MA

in American Guide Series

Norton for its rich history has one plain vanilla building for a town hall. Norton today has a population of 19,200. The population when the book was written was about 3,100.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/14/2023

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesNORTH ATTLEBOROUGH - North Attleborough, MA

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Not quite the building that was town hall in 1937. The town has gone from 10,202 to 30,834. The town has gone from jewelry to homes for the New England Patriots, due to its proximity to Gillette Stadium.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/11/2023

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesKINZUA BRIDGE - Mt Jewett, PA

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The bridge has collapsed since the guide was written. The bridge began restoration in 2002. Before it was finished a tornado struck the bridge in 2003, causing a large portion of the bridge to collapse.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/4/2023

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSuspension Bridge - Wheeling, WV

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The Wheeling Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the main channel of the Ohio River at Wheeling, West Virginia. It was the largest suspension bridge in the world from 1849 until 1851.

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location: West Virginia

date approved: 1/2/2023

last visited: 2/3/2023

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American Guide SeriesMemorial to the Start Westward - Marietta, OH

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Gutzon Borglum, most widely known for sculpting the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, visited Marietta in October 1936 and agreed to sculpt this Memorial as a favor to his friend Former Ohio Governor George White.

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location: Ohio

date approved: 12/30/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMcGregor Public Library - Highland Park, MI

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McGregor Public Library has sadly been closed since 2002. It is located at 12244 Woodward Ave, Highland Park, MI 48203.

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location: Michigan

date approved: 12/22/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesJAMES BUCHANAN STATE FOREST MONUMENT - Mercersburg, PA

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Work began on the monument during October 1907 with a work force of 20 men. A small railroad was built to help the workers move the stone from the mountainside to the monument site.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/18/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesYE OLDE YELLOW MEETING HOUSE - Imlaystown NJ

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Ye Olde Yellow Meeting House, is the oldest Baptist meetinghouse in the state. The current meeting house was built in 1737 and not used on a regular basis.

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location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/16/2022

last visited: never

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