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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 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.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/18/2021

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 SeriesFRANKLIN (Town Hall) - Franklin MA

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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 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.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/16/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWestinghouse Radio Station - Millis MA

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By 1931, Westinghouse had concluded that WBZ's primary market was Boston, so on February 21 the station began using a new transmitter site located at Millis, Massachusetts.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/15/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide Series50 King Philip's Trees - Millis MA

in American Guide Series

Historians have stated that King Philip was seen riding astride a black horse around the trees in triumph.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/15/2021

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.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/14/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesUPTON (Town Hall) - Upton MA

in American Guide Series

The Upton Town Hall was constructed in 1884 on the site of the Southwick Tavern that occupied this central location throughout the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/12/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesUpton's first Burying Ground - Upton MA

in American Guide Series

The earliest stone has been identified as 1749. There about 119 stones that have been inventoried.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/12/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesDeacon Johnson Tavern - Upton MA

in American Guide Series

The Hayward House at 52 Elm Street is a gambrel-roofed Cape, believed to be among the earliest surviving houses in the town.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/8/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGrafton Common - Grafton MA

in American Guide Series

The common is the focal point for the Grafton Common Historic District placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/7/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGRAFTON (Town Hall) - Grafton MA

in American Guide Series

The building was once the Junior-Senior High School. Built in 1950 in the Moderne architectural style.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/7/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesNORTH UXBRIDGE (Post Office) - Uxbridge MA

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Certain parts of the town, such as my apartment, there was no delivery of mail. We received a post office box free of charge due to this fact. I am sure this is why this post office still exists, since many folks walk to the post office.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/7/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBlackstone Cotton Manufacturing Company - Blackstone MA

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This is the last remaining building of the Blackstone Cotton Manufacturing Company, the Blackstone Depot. This served as a warehouse with unloading and loading on the upper level of the building from the elevated railroad tracks.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/6/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLargest Factory for Ladies' Felt and Straw Hats - West Upton MA

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Today the old factory has been converted to senior housing in 1985. The factory was built in 2 major building periods, 1872 and 1908.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/5/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesStone Cave - Upton MA

in American Guide Series

The cave is now the Upton Heritage Park, managed by the Town of Upton.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/5/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSite of Upton's First Meeting House - Upton MA

in American Guide Series

The first meeting house was erected on our first burying ground located at the junction of Mendon and Grove Streets and many of the first citizens are buried there.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/5/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSt. Paul's Church - Blackstone MA

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Built in 1852 to designs by Richard Upjohn it is a classic example of a Gothic Revival Church. Church is one of three churches in Blackstone and is the only one built of stone.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/4/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRoosevelt Park - Blackstone MA

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Roosevelt Park in Blackstone, Massachusetts was developed with the assistance of federal funds during the early stages of the New Deal, most likely the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.).

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/4/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBLACKSTONE (Town all) - Blackstone MA

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This region was first inhabited by the Nipmuc. Blackstone was settled by European immigrants in 1662 and was incorporated in 1845.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/4/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLawrence Felting Company (site of) - Millville MA

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Lawrence Felting and Woonsocket Rubber were the dominant employer in this portion of Blackstone and in Millville after incorporation in 1916. The company was instrumental in the bankruptcy of the town of Millville in 1934.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/4/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMILLVILLE (Town Hall) - Millville MA

in American Guide Series

Millville is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 3,190 at the 2010 census.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/4/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesChestnut Hill Meeting House - Millville, MA

in American Guide Series

The meeting house is on the National Register of Historic Places, nominated in 1984. Connected with the church is the burial ground, established in 1773. The meetinghouse itself was built in 1769.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/3/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesUXBRIDGE (Town Hall) - Uxbridge MA

in American Guide Series

Home sweet home. This is the town I live in. Supposedly, "a prominent center in the American Industrial Revolution" (wikipedia). We do have a ton of 19th century cloth mills in this town, with earliest one dating around 1821.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/3/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesTown of Douglas (Town Hall) - Douglas MA

in American Guide Series

If you are heading to Connecticut or Western Mass from where I live, you can't help not riding thru Douglas. Make sure you obey the speed limit, they are quick with the lights and pen. Have a very good friend that owns a hunting preserve in Douglas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/3/2021

last visited: never

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