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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 SeriesOakland Worsted Mill - Oakland, RI

in American Guide Series

This particular mill is a contributing property in the Oakland Historic District. There are only remnants left on the banks of the Clear River. What is left has be taken over by the plant life.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/29/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWallum Lake - Pascoag, RI

in American Guide Series

The picture of Wallum Lake is at the back of the hospital building, as detailed in the Guide.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/29/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWallum Lake Sanatorium - Pascoag, RI

in American Guide Series

The hospital here is still active. Newer facilities replace the original hospital that cared for tuberculosis patients.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/29/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBuck Hill Road - Pascoag, RI

in American Guide Series

Very close to the Rhode Island / Massachusetts / Connecticut border. Signing of streets in this area is not a strong point for the state. Just on the edge of the Buck Hill Management Area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/29/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWilson's Reservoir - Pascoag, RI

in American Guide Series

Taken at Wilson Reservoir Boat Launch off Wallum Lake Rd. Signed by Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife as the Jaron Site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/29/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFree Baptist Church - Pascoag, RI

in American Guide Series

Great entranceway with the columns and fan light over the door.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/29/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPascoag Public Library - Pascoag, RI

in American Guide Series

A really neat little library with a great entrance.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/29/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPascoag Reservoir - Pascoag, RI

in American Guide Series

I saw folks fishing, motor boats, cottages as described in the guide. Some of the cottages are pretty big homes.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSaint Patrick's Cemetery - Burrillville RI

in American Guide Series

A very large cemetery along Pascoag Main St, RI 107.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWar Memorial Bridge - Burrillville RI

in American Guide Series

Don't blink your eye or you will miss the bridge. Short is an understatement.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGranite Mill - Burrillville RI

in American Guide Series

The remains of the mill, more specifically the water source for the mill is now the William E Gonyea Memorial Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesTown Building - Burrillville RI

in American Guide Series

The Town Hall is the first permanent, comprehensive seat of municipal government for Burrillville , replacing a series of improvised facilities.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesJoseph O. Clark Homestead - Burrillville RI

in American Guide Series

This is one of very few temple-front houses surviving in the state and is one of Harrisville's most elaborate dwellings. The original owner, Joseph 0. Clark, was a machinist.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesStillwater House - Burrillville RI

in American Guide Series

The building was constructed for Smith Wood and used for a few years as a tavern, before conversion to a residence. It is now a privately owned multi-family dwelling.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLoom and Shuttle Inn - Burrillville RI

in American Guide Series

Built in 1837 as an inn for Benjamin and David Mowry was acquired by the Stillwater & Company in 1920

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesAunt Hettie Harris House - Harrisville, RI

in American Guide Series

Located on Main St, right across the street from Harrisville Administrative Offices

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHarrisville Assembly Hall - Harrisville, RI

in American Guide Series

The Assembly Theatre was built in 1934 by mill owner and philanthropist Austin T. Levy. Mr. Levy and his wife, June Rockwell Levy donated the Assembly to the Town of Burrillville.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHarrisville Mill - Harrisville, RI

in American Guide Series

The building was first a mill in operation in 1857, today it is residential apartments called Clocktower Apartments

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSite of Woolen Cloth Factory - Mapleville, RI

in American Guide Series

41.948785,-71.643962

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/27/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWestern Hotel - Harrisville, RI

in American Guide Series

Located at the corner of Douglas Pike and Victory Highway.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/26/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesShrine of The Little Flower - Burrillville, RI

in American Guide Series

St. Theresa’s Parish and Shrine in Nasonville, Rhode Island has many events through the summer and the year. Each year, the Annual Feast Day is held on the 3rd Sunday of August.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/26/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPublic Library - Erie, PA

in American Guide Series

The former main library building in the heart of downtown Erie, PA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/25/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLuther Memorial Church - Erie, PA

in American Guide Series

An historic Lutheran church in downtown Erie, PA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/25/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSt. Peter's Cathedral - Erie, PA

in American Guide Series

The Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/25/2020

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesErie Trust Building - Erie, PA

in American Guide Series

The tallest building in the city of Erie, PA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/24/2020

last visited: never

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