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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 SeriesDelaware City - Delaware

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Today, Delaware City is a charming riverside town with quaint shops, beautiful views and a lot of history. At one time, this was a busy commercial port town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover

location: Delaware

date approved: 7/1/2009

last visited: 3/10/2012

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American Guide SeriesChesapeake and Delaware Canal - Delaware City, DE

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The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal was an innovative transportation method that helped build trade and commerce in the area. The entrance to the canal was right here in historic Delaware City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover

location: Delaware

date approved: 7/1/2009

last visited: 9/2/2010

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American Guide SeriesLock - Delaware City

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The Eastern Lock of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal sits at the Battery Park on the end of Clinton Street in Delaware City, and marked the beginning of the historic canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover

location: Delaware

date approved: 7/1/2009

last visited: 9/2/2010

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American Guide SeriesBattery Park - Delaware City, DE

in American Guide Series

At the end of Clinton Street in historic Delaware City, the Battery Park was a social and commercial hub of an important port town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover

location: Delaware

date approved: 7/1/2009

last visited: 9/2/2010

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American Guide SeriesDiving Bell - Delaware City, DE

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At the end of Clinton Street in historic Delaware City, the Battery Park was a social and commercial hub of an important port town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover

location: Delaware

date approved: 7/2/2009

last visited: 9/2/2010

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American Guide SeriesDelaware City Hotel - Delaware City, DE

in American Guide Series

On the corner of Clinton and Harbor Streets the historic Delaware City Hotel is a great representation of the glory days of this historic port town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover

location: Delaware

date approved: 7/1/2009

last visited: 9/2/2010

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American Guide SeriesFort DuPont - Delaware City, DE

in American Guide Series

At the time of the Guide Series writing, Fort DuPont was still in service, and visitors weren't permitted in most areas. Now, the buildings are used for hospitals and historical organization headquarters.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover

location: Delaware

date approved: 7/1/2009

last visited: 9/2/2010

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American Guide SeriesFort Delaware - Delaware City, DE

in American Guide Series

In 1817, Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island was orignally built for protection of the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia, but soon became a feared prison for Confederate Soldiers during the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover

location: Delaware

date approved: 6/28/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFort Mott - Pennsville, NJ

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This is an amazing place to visit. The history is astounding. State employees wear period uniforms and they are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. This is one of the few parks that is both recreational and unbelievably educational.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/3/2008

last visited: 3/10/2012

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American Guide SeriesThe Fort Mott National Cemetery - Pennsville, NJ

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Today, this site is known as Finn's Point National Cemetery. This site encompasses 4.6 acres, and as of the end of 2005, had 2,879 interments. It is administered by the Beverly National Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/8/2008

last visited: 3/10/2012

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American Guide SeriesConfederate Memorial Obelisk - Pennsville, NJ

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This Confederate monument, an 85-foot, all granite obelisk, was erected in 1910 by the federal government in memory of the 2,436 confederate prisoners who died at Fort Delaware. Their names are inscribed on the monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/8/2008

last visited: 3/20/2012

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American Guide SeriesThe Fort Mott Range Light - Pennsville, NJ

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Today, this site is know as Finns Point Range Light. The rear range light is now part of Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge; the front range light has not survived. This Lighthouse obtained National Register Status in August 30, 1978.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/2/2008

last visited: 10/10/2013

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American Guide SeriesU.S. Wild Fowl Sanctuary - Pennsville, NJ

in American Guide Series

Today, this site is know as Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. There is a house which acts as a welcome center/center of operations, a nice watery vista to look upon and of course Finn's Point Rear Range Lighthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/2/2008

last visited: 10/10/2013

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American Guide SeriesNew Castle and Frenchtown Ticket Box - New Castle, Delaware

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Historic former railroad ticket office in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 3/1/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOld Farmers Bank - New Castle, Delaware

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Historic former bank office now private residence in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 2/23/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesColby House - New Castle, Delaware

in American Guide Series

Historic house in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 2/23/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGunning Bedford House – New Castle, Delaware

in American Guide Series

Historic house in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMcIntire House – New Castle, Delaware

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Historic house in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOld Jefferson Hotel - New Castle, Delaware

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Historic house in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 2/25/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesDelaware House - New Castle, Delaware

in American Guide Series

Historic house and former hotel in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 1/22/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWilliam Penn House - New Castle, Delaware

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Historic house in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 7/14/2014

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPacket Alley – New Castle, Delaware

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Historic formerly busy alley now mostly deserted in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 3/13/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOld Town Hall - New Castle, Delaware

in American Guide Series

Historic former town hall in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 1/20/2015

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGilpin House - New Castle, Delaware

in American Guide Series

Historic former inn now bank in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 7/12/2014

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBooth House - New Castle, Delaware

in American Guide Series

Historic house in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 7/11/2014

last visited: never

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