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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 SeriesFort Spokane - Davenport, WA

in American Guide Series

Twenty three miles north of Davenport, the nearest town of any size, what remains of Fort Spokane has become a National Park and National Register Historic District.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 1/14/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCariboo Hotel - Okanogan, WA

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Opened in 1925, the Cariboo Inn is the longest running hotel in Okanogan, quite possibly the longest running in Okanogan County.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 1/14/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFirst Methodist Church - Okanogan, WA

in American Guide Series

Founded in 1909, the Okanogan Methodist Episcopal Church built their "Rock Church" in 1920. Today it is known as the United Methodist Church, dropping the "Episcopal" from the name.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 1/14/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOkanogan County Courthouse - Okanogan, WA

in American Guide Series

Overlooking downtown and the Okanogan River, the Spanish mission style Okanogan County Courthouse is nothing if not the most visible building in the town.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 1/14/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park - Coulee City, WA

in American Guide Series

In central Washington, Grand Coulee was once the site of the world's largest waterfall.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 1/14/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLincoln County Courthouse - Davenport, WA

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Davenport was voted the Lincoln County seat in 1896 and quickly got to work building a courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 1/14/2019

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGoodno - LaBelle, Florida, USA

in American Guide Series

Former community between LaBelle and Clewiston in Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 12/11/2018

last visited: 12/7/2018

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American Guide SeriesOrtona Lock - Ortona, Florida, USA

in American Guide Series

Waterway lock between Moore Haven and LaBelle Florida along the Caloosahatchee Canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 12/11/2018

last visited: 12/7/2018

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American Guide SeriesHelena Public Library - Helena, MT

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A church and multi-use facility for three quarters of a century, this is now home to Helena's largest theatre company.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 11/12/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFederal Building - Helena Historic District - Helena, MT

in American Guide Series

A primary contributor to the Helena Historic District, the Federal Building was Helena's main post office for 73 years.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 11/12/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLewis and Clark County Courthouse - Helena, MT

in American Guide Series

The second Lewis and Clark County Courthouse in Helena, the first was built in Public Square in 1867,

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 11/12/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPlacer Hotel - Helena, MT

in American Guide Series

At one time the largest and grandest hotel between Minneapolis-St. Paul and the Coast, though it still stands,the Placer Hotel is no longer a hotel, but condominiums.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 11/12/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSanibel Lighthouse, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA

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Lighthouse on Sanibel Island mentioned in "The WPA Guide to Florida" book.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 10/27/2018

last visited: 11/9/2018

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American Guide SeriesBlind Pass, Sanibel/Captiva Islands, Florida, USA

in American Guide Series

Coastal pass separating Sanibel Island and Captiva Island.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 10/27/2018

last visited: 10/27/2018

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American Guide SeriesTexas State Cemetery - Austin Texas

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The Texas State Cemetery is 22 acres. It is the location where Texas honors prominent Texans with their final resting places and with cenotaphs. The cemetery is located at 901 Navasota Street in Austin, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Texas

date approved: 10/9/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCaptiva Island - Captiva, Florida

in American Guide Series

Barrier island located north of Sanibel Island, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 9/22/2018

last visited: 9/23/2018

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American Guide SeriesWulfert - Sanibel Island, Florida

in American Guide Series

Former settlement on the northern tip of Sanibel Island, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 9/22/2018

last visited: 9/23/2018

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American Guide SeriesThe Coffin House - Newbury, MA

in American Guide Series

The Coffin House, now owned by Historic New England, was built about 1653 and is a well-preserved example of 17th century architecture.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/2/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPenn's Commons (City Park) - Reading, PA

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From public hangings to races to picnics to a bomb shelter, Penn's Commons has a colorful history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Janila

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/8/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Pagoda - Reading, PA

in American Guide Series

The Reading Pagoda sits high on Mt. Penn overlooking the city of Reading.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Janila

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/23/2018

last visited: 7/22/2018

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American Guide SeriesGrand Coulee Dam - Grand Coulee, WA

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The largest producer of hydroelectric power in the country, Grand Coulee Dam was the largest concrete structure in the world when built, containing 11,975,521 cubic yards of concrete. It remains the largest concrete structure in the country.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 5/30/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSanta Fe Marker - Dodge City, Kansas

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This marker, created by the Daughters of the American Revolution, was originally placed at 2nd Avenue and Trail and is now placed at the eastern entrance of Wright Park - 71 2nd Avenue in Dodge City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Kansas

date approved: 4/11/2018

last visited: 10/21/2019

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American Guide SeriesSUNDIALS - Dodge City, Kansas. U.S.A

in American Guide Series

This is the eastern sundial of a pair with the 100th parallel running between them. It is located at the Dodge City train Depot - Central Avenue & Wyatt Earp Street in Dodge City, Kansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Kansas

date approved: 4/11/2018

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe story of Ah-Ho-Appa (Falling Leaf) -- Fort Laramie National Historic Site, WY

in American Guide Series

The heart-wrenching story of Ah-Ho-Appa (Falling Leaf), known in modern times as Mni Akuwin (Brings Water Home Woman) is related by the WPA writers in the Wyoming State Guide

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Wyoming

date approved: 4/8/2018

last visited: 8/7/2013

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American Guide SeriesSite of Fort Platte -- Fort Laramie National Historic Site, WY

in American Guide Series

The site of Fort Platte, an early trading post on the Oregon Trail, earned a mention from the WPA writers in the regional Oregon Trail Guide

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Wyoming

date approved: 4/8/2018

last visited: 8/7/2013

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