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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 SeriesStadium High School - Tacoma, Washington

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Stadium High School, originally built as a luxury hotel by the Northern Pacific Railroad, was converted to a high school in 1906 after it was gutted by a fire.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/6/2007

last visited: 9/7/2012

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American Guide SeriesWashington State Historical Society - Tacoma, WA

in American Guide Series

The State Hisorical Society's building was built for $25,000 in 1909. It is designed in the classical style and is located in the Stadium-Seminary National Historic district.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 3/6/2008

last visited: 8/6/2009

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American Guide SeriesWright Park and Seymour Conservatory - Tacoma, Washington

in American Guide Series

Wright Park was established in the late part of the 19th Century with a land donation by Charles B. Wright for the sole purpose of being developed as a public park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/5/2007

last visited: 3/17/2014

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American Guide SeriesCity Hall (Old City Hall) - Tacoma, Washington

in American Guide Series

Constructed in 1893, the Old City Hall of Tacoma showcases the Italian Renaissance style of Architecture. The building has now been renovated and turned into condominiums.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/5/2007

last visited: 7/5/2011

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American Guide SeriesThe Tacoma Theatre Building (Pantages Theatre) - Tacoma, Washington

in American Guide Series

The building spoken of in the guide book is actually the Pantages Theatre, built in 1918. Originally a Vaudeville Theater, and later the RKO Orpheum and the Roxy, the Pantages is now one of three theaters in the Broadway Theatre district.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/5/2007

last visited: 3/27/2011

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American Guide SeriesSaint Patrick's Church - Tacoma, WA

in American Guide Series

The Church of St. Patrick was built in 1906 and can be found on the edge of the North Slope Historic District of Tacoma, Washington.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 1/7/2008

last visited: 1/7/2008

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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: 7/5/2011

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American Guide SeriesThe Tacoma Public Library - Tacoma, Washington

in American Guide Series

This is the main branch of the Tacoma Public Library System. It was built in 1903 and was the first Carnegie Library in Washington State.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/5/2007

last visited: 3/17/2014

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American Guide SeriesJob Carr's Cabin - Tacoma, WA

in American Guide Series

The cabin, previously located at Point Defiance Park, now has a home at the Old Town Park as the Job Carr Cabin Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 12/25/2007

last visited: 5/11/2012

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American Guide SeriesCollege (University) of Puget Sound - Tacoma, Washington

in American Guide Series

Described in the book as College of Puget Sound, the name was changed to University of Puget Sound in 1960.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DiMonkey

location: Washington

date approved: 3/24/2014

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPuyallup Tribal Cemetery - Tacoma, WA

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The Puyallup tribe's cemetery is located next to the Presbyterian Indian Mission and surrounded by high stone walls. The reservation was formed in 1854 with the signing of the Medicine Creek Treaty and the cemetery was formed soon after.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 1/5/2008

last visited: 8/27/2008

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American Guide SeriesThe Tacoma Smelter (ASARCO Smelter) - Tacoma, Washington

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The ASARCO smelter property covers about 67 acres along Commencement Bay. From 1890 to 1985, ASARCO deposited an estimated 15 million tons of slag on the property and in the Bay. It is one of the major Superfund sites on Puget Sound.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/6/2007

last visited: 5/7/2007

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American Guide SeriesPoint Defiance Park - Tacoma, WA

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Point Defiance Park was developed as a city park starting in 1888 and is comprised of 640 acres of the Tacoma Peninsula. The park has several feature gardens, zoo and aquarium, a boathouse and beach, a scenic drive, and even two history museums.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 4/15/2008

last visited: 8/21/2012

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American Guide SeriesFort Nisqually - Tacoma, WA

in American Guide Series

At Fort Nisqually, scheduled reenactments of what life in a trading fort was like take place on a regular basis. Reenactments are staged by volunteers and include things like blacksmithing, weaving, etc., as well as foods that would be typical.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 1/7/2008

last visited: 3/23/2014

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American Guide SeriesThe "New Tacoma Narrows Bridge" - Tacoma, WA

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The "new" bridge that they are talking about was a replacement for the famous galloping Gertie, which collapsed in 1940. In July of 2007 a second bridge was opened to better traffic flow across the Narrows.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 10/2/2007

last visited: 5/9/2013

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American Guide SeriesWestern State Hospital/Fort Steilacoom - Steilacoom, WA

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Western State Hospital still operates from this location, the site of Fort Steilacoom, built in 1849 and use for military purposes through 1868. The Washington Territory received the property and in 1871 turned it into a mental hospital.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 9/19/2007

last visited: 7/30/2014

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American Guide SeriesCity of Puyallup - Washington

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Puyallup is a city of 33,000 people located 5 miles east of Tacoma. It is known for its valley full of fruit and bulb farms.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/20/2007

last visited: 12/1/2012

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American Guide SeriesPioneer Park - Puyallup, Washington

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Pioneer Park was a gift to the city of Puyallup by its founding father, Ezra Meeker. It is now home to the Farmer's Market, the Puyallup Library, and a large variety of sculpture.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/20/2007

last visited: 11/19/2012

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American Guide SeriesMeeker Mansion - Puyallup, Washington

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Meeker Mansion was one of the homes of Ezra and Eliza Meeker, who founded the city of Puyallup. It has now been turned into a museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/20/2007

last visited: 12/6/2012

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American Guide SeriesWestern Washington Fair Grounds - Puyallup, Washington

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The Western Washington Fair, started in the late 1800's as a livestock show, is now the largest agricultural fair in the state.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/20/2007

last visited: 9/14/2014

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American Guide SeriesSaltwater State Park - Des Moines, WA

in American Guide Series

Saltwater State Park was created in 1926 and is located on the Puget Sound exactly halfway between Seattle and Tacoma. Most of the structures in the park were built in the 1930's by the CCC.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 12/27/2007

last visited: 5/5/2014

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American Guide SeriesMasonic Home - Des Moines, WA

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Built in 1926 the Masonic Home in Des Moines is now called "Landmark On The Sound", but it is still owned by the Masonics of Washington state.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 12/27/2007

last visited: 5/5/2014

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American Guide SeriesFort Lewis - Lakewood, Washington

in American Guide Series

The Fort Lewis arch was built by the citizens of Pierce County when they made a gift of the fort property to the United States Army at the beginning of WWI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 12/27/2007

last visited: 2/2/1981

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American Guide SeriesBoeing Airplane Plant - Seattle, Washington

in American Guide Series

Building No. 105, more commonly known as "The Red Barn" was the original manufacturing plant of the Boeing Airplane Company. It was moved to its current location in 1975 and is now an exhibit at the Boeing Museum of Flight.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 5/3/2007

last visited: 11/20/2009

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American Guide SeriesGreen River Gorge - Black Diamond, Washington

in American Guide Series

The Green River Gorge is a beautiful, deep canyon, found between Black Diamond and Enumclaw. Although you can no longer access the trail down to the bottom (as far as we could know,) the view from the bridge is amazing.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 2/26/2008

last visited: 12/13/2010

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