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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 SeriesGeneral Store - Morgan, VT

in American Guide Series

Morgan seems to be a sleepy little town in the Northeast Kingdom and features Lake Seymour.

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location: Vermont

date approved: 5/9/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLake Seymour - Morgan, VT

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Lake Seymour is freshwater lake covering 1,732 acres, which is 3 miles long and 2 miles wide, and at its deepest point if 167 feet down.

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location: Vermont

date approved: 5/9/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCovered Bridge - Stark, NH

in American Guide Series

The Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The bridge has undergone a few upgrades during its life time.

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location: New Hampshire

date approved: 5/7/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCherry Mountain White Mountain Tragedy - Jefferson, NH

in American Guide Series

Located on Owls Head Highway (NH 115), which is part of the Presidential Range Trail Scenic Byway, there is a small turnout with a NH marker pinpointing the spot of the avalanche.

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location: New Hampshire

date approved: 5/7/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOld Mill - Franconia, NH

in American Guide Series

The original furnace existed at least by 1805, being rebuilt by the New Hampshire Iron Factory Company a couple times. It is the only surviving blast furnace left in New Hampshire.

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location: New Hampshire

date approved: 5/5/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesINDIAN HEAD - Lincoln NH

in American Guide Series

44.084149, -71.684341

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location: New Hampshire

date approved: 5/4/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesASHLAND ~ Town Hall - Ashland NH

in American Guide Series

The town hall was built in 1871, three years after Ashland separated from Holderness.

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location: New Hampshire

date approved: 5/3/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGrist mills and sawmills - Ashland NH

in American Guide Series

The mill was built in 1903, after the previous gristmill on the site was destroyed by fire. It has been converted to professional offices.

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location: New Hampshire

date approved: 5/1/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCLERMONT- Germantown NY

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Clermont is a New York State Historic Site and was designated a United States National Historic Landmark in 1972. Margaret Beekman Livingston rebuilt the family home between 1779 and 1782.

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location: New York

date approved: 4/22/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBLITHEWOOD - Red Hook, NY

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A simply stunning mansion. I came here for an entirely different purpose to capture the 350+ year old Red and Silver Maple tree, called New York State Champion Tree, for one of the motorcycle grand tours I was participating in.

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location: New York

date approved: 4/22/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHartford municipal water supply - Barkhamsted CT

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Construction of the Barkhamsted Reservoir and Saville Dam was assigned to the CCC in 1933 and lasted until 1940. Caleb Mills Saville was the chief engineer for the project and therefore the dam was named after him.

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location: Connecticut

date approved: 4/20/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesColumbia Narrow Fabric Company - Richmond RI

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The original factory was built in 1848-49. The factory was used for producing cotton and subsequently for producing elastic webbing. Vacated in 1968, burning in the 1970's, all that remains are a few walls and the foundation.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/18/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHorseshoe Falls - Richmond RI

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The dam was built between 1800 and 1825. It provided the power to the Clark Cotton Mill/Columbia Narrow Fabrics Co.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/17/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesAbington Library - Pomfret Center, CT

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Abington Social Library is located at 536 Hampton Rd, Pomfret Center, CT. The library was built in 1833 and is the oldest active Ladies' Library in the United States.

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location: Connecticut

date approved: 4/15/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRUSSELL - Russell MA

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Russell is made up of two villages, Russell and Wornoco, with a population around 1650. Both are located along the Westfield River. Settlement was around 1725.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/14/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesChapin and Gould Paper Mills - Russell, MA

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The two building core of this mill complex was constructed of red brick in 1870. In 1947 a group of employees bought the company and renamed it Texon.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/14/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBoulder Park - Chester, MA

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Chester-Blandford State Forest offers a rustic park experience and spectacular Sanderson Brook Falls.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/14/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHUNTINGTON - Huntington MA

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Huntington is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 2,094 at the 2020 census.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/12/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCortland Grinding Wheels Corporation Plant - Chester, MA

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In the 1930's there were two companies in a similar type business; Hamilton Emery and Corundum Co. and Cortland Grinding Wheels Corp. Cortland is not find in the MA historical databases, however it employed around 100 men.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/12/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHamilton Emery and Corundum Company Plant - Chester MA

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In 1904, the Hampden Emery & Corundum Co. (later Hamilton Emery & Corundum) purchased the former Keefe bedstead factory on Middlefield Street, tore down all the existing buildings, and erected a new abrasives mills in 1904, 1908, and 1917.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/12/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Hamilton Memorial Library - Chester MA

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The library originally was the Chester High School, opened in 1923. The enrollment at that time was 70 students.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/11/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCHESTER ~ Town Hall - Chester MA

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The Town Hall was built by the WPA work forces in 1936, and Dedication Ceremony took place January 12, 1937.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/11/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesTed Shawn's Dancing Group - Becket MA

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Jacob's Pillow is a dance center, school and performance space located in Becket, Massachusetts, in the Berkshires. The organization is known for a Summer dance festival. The facility itself was listed as a National Historic Landmark District in 2003

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/11/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesShaw Pond - Otis, MA

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The 100 acre warm water pond has a maximum depth of approximately 19 feet and can be fished from the shore and by boat. Ice fishing on Shaw Pond is very popular in the winter months as well.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/10/2022

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFernside - Tyringham MA

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In 1874 the Shaker's traded the property to Joseph Jones, who established a summer retreat naming it Fernside.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/9/2022

last visited: never

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