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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 SeriesTotem Pole - Tacoma, Washington

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This totem pole came to be thanks to an ongoing rivalry between the cities of Seattle and Tacoma. Seattle had the "world's largest totem pole" and so not to be outdone, Tacoma citizens hired Alaskan natives to come to Tacoma and build a bigger one.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/3/2007

last visited: 6/26/2016

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American Guide SeriesMemorial Square - Victoria, Texas

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Memorial Square holds the Legend of Black Peter.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 5/3/2007

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesVictoria - Texas

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One of the state's oldest cities, Victoria grew slowly on cotton and cattle until the latter half of the 20th century, when oil helped it emerge as a major regional trading center.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 5/3/2007

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMaryhill Castle - Maryhill, Washington

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Maryhill Castle, now known as Maryhill Museum of Art, was built on the edge of the Columbia Gorge by Sam Hill who wanted to create a Quaker colony in the area. The museum has varied collection, including a large collection of Rodin sculptures.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/3/2007

last visited: 7/12/2014

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American Guide SeriesStonehenge - Maryhill, Washington

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This Stonehenge replica is the nation's 1st WW1 Memorial. It was built in 1918 by Sam Hill to memorialize the 17 young soldiers in rural Klickitat County, WA who lost their lives.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/3/2007

last visited: 6/4/2018

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