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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 SeriesQueensboro Bridge - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

A large bridge that connects Midtown Manhattan to Queens.

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location: New York

date approved: 3/19/2021

last visited: 3/19/2021

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American Guide SeriesBlackwell House - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

A historic home on Roosevelt Island.

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location: New York

date approved: 3/19/2021

last visited: 3/19/2021

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American Guide SeriesCarnegie Hall - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

One of the many historic concert halls in New York City.

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location: New York

date approved: 3/19/2021

last visited: 3/19/2021

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American Guide SeriesColumbus Monument - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

The centerpiece of Columbus Circle in New York City.

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location: New York

date approved: 3/19/2021

last visited: 3/19/2021

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American Guide SeriesColumbus Circle - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

A large round-a-bout on the south west corner of Central Park.

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location: New York

date approved: 3/19/2021

last visited: 3/19/2021

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American Guide SeriesUSS Maine National Monument - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

A large monument dedicated to those who lives were lost in the Spanish-American War.

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location: New York

date approved: 3/19/2021

last visited: 3/19/2021

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American Guide SeriesPulitzer Fountain - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

The Pulitzer Fountain is located across the street from Central Park, Grand Army Plaza, and the Plaza Hotel.

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location: New York

date approved: 3/19/2021

last visited: 3/19/2021

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American Guide SeriesPlaza Hotel - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

The most famous New York City hotel.

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location: New York

date approved: 3/19/2021

last visited: 3/19/2021

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American Guide SeriesGrand Army Plaza - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

Located at the south east corner of Central Park.

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location: New York

date approved: 3/19/2021

last visited: 3/19/2021

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American Guide SeriesSimon Bolivar Monument - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

A large equestrian memorial on the south end of Central Park in New York City.

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location: New York

date approved: 3/19/2021

last visited: 3/19/2021

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American Guide SeriesSherman Monument - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

A large statue to William Tecumseh Sherman at the south east corner of Central Park in New York City.

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location: New York

date approved: 3/19/2021

last visited: 3/19/2021

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American Guide SeriesAmerican Museum of Natural History - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

One of the most visited museums in all of New York City is located next to Central Park.

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location: New York

date approved: 3/19/2021

last visited: 3/19/2021

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American Guide SeriesBethesda Terrace - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

The Bethesda Terrace includes the area that surrounds the Bethesda Fountain.

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location: New York

date approved: 3/19/2021

last visited: 3/19/2021

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American Guide SeriesBethesda Fountain - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

One of the most famous fountains in the city.

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location: New York

date approved: 3/19/2021

last visited: 3/19/2021

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American Guide SeriesMetropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

One of the most visited museums in New York City.

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location: New York

date approved: 3/19/2021

last visited: 3/19/2021

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American Guide SeriesCleopatra's Needle - New York, NY

in American Guide Series

Originally made in Ancient Egypt about 3,000 years ago, preserved by the Roman Empire, this obelisk was a gift to the City of New York by Egypt in the early 1900s.

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location: New York

date approved: 3/19/2021

last visited: 3/19/2021

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American Guide SeriesPetersham Country Club - Petersham MA

in American Guide Series

Once a 18 hole coarse, it must of been reduced to 9 and now there is none. The golf course closed. Designed by Donald Ross in 1922.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/17/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFederation of Women's Clubs State Forest - New Salem MA

in American Guide Series

Notable forest scenery is found along wooded roads with views of Fever Brook, which has been dammed and provides a stopover for migrating birds.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/15/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPETERSHAM ~ Town Hall - Petersham MA

in American Guide Series

The Petersham Town Hall, dedicated in 1960, is the third such structure on this South Main Street site. The first, constructed ca. 1835, burned in 1845.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/15/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRocking Stone Park - Barre MA

in American Guide Series

Impressive site. Not too far of a walk from the road and the path is well trodden. Worth the trip.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/11/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBARRE (Town Hall) - Barre MA

in American Guide Series

Built in 1900 as the high school for the town. The original town hall was located in the center of Barre and looked more like a church. Riding into Barre is like the saying ‘All roads lead to Rome’ since all of the road seem to converge in downtown.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/9/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCook's Canyon - Barre MA

in American Guide Series

Named for the small ravine in which Galloway Brook flows, Cook’s Canyon was once an early 20th-century tourist destination. The main attraction: a waterfall that descends in a series of cascades over rocky ledges.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/9/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHeadhouse Shaft No. 8 - Barre MA

in American Guide Series

Shaft 8 is the intake facility for drawing water from the Ware River into the Quabbin Aqueduct. At the bottom of the 260' shaft, water can be conveyed either west, to Quabbin Reservoir, or east to Wachusett Reservoir.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/9/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGeneral Rufus Putnam House - Rutland MA

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The General Rufus Putnam House was built in the period 1760-65 by John Murray, whose daughter married Daniel Bliss.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/9/2021

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSite of the Village of Coldbrook Springs - Barree MA

in American Guide Series

Easily found, I am sure this is a relatively new marker, considering the granite is unweathered. This spot was enticing enough for me to head down the dirt road deep into the woods.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/8/2021

last visited: never

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