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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 SeriesCemetery - Burlington, NJ

in American Guide Series

In 1695, settlers of Burlington, New Jersey acquired land for a cemetery on the corner of West Broad and Wood Streets. St. Mary's Episcopal Church was built there in 1702, making it the oldest Episcopal church in New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/23/2009

last visited: never

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NENE83.2 km

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American Guide SeriesOld St. Mary's Church - Burlington, NJ

in American Guide Series

Located on the northwest corner of Broad and Wood streets in historic Burlington, Old St. Mary's Church was founded in 1703, making it the oldest Episcopal Church in New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/23/2009

last visited: never

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NENE83.4 km

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American Guide SeriesJames Lawrence House - Burlington, NJ

in American Guide Series

459 High Street in historic Burlington, New Jersey was the birthplace of Captain James Lawrence, naval war hero of the War of 1812.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/23/2009

last visited: never

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NENE83.4 km

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American Guide SeriesJames Fenimore Cooper House - Burlington, NJ

in American Guide Series

Located at 457 High Street in historic Burlington, New Jersey, the Cooper House was the birthplace of James Fenimore Cooper.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/23/2009

last visited: never

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NENE83.4 km

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American Guide SeriesGeneral Grant House - Burlington, NJ

in American Guide Series

Located at 309 Wood Street in Historic Burlington, New Jersey, General Ulysses S. Grant brought his family here to escape harm during the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/23/2009

last visited: never

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NENE83.4 km

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American Guide SeriesWest New Jersey Proprietors Office - Burlington, NJ

in American Guide Series

Located on West Broad Street, adjacent to the Kinsey House, this tiny building has a large history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/23/2009

last visited: never

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NENE83.4 km

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American Guide SeriesSycamore Tree - Burlington, NJ

in American Guide Series

In Burlington, New Jersey along the Riverbank on Delaware Street, the lawn in front of the VFW has an historical marker and a sole sycamore tree.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/7/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThomas Revell House - Burlington, NJ

in American Guide Series

Located at 213 Wood Street in Burlington, the Revell House is the oldest building in Burlington County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/23/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Library - Burlington, NJ

in American Guide Series

Still operating on a 1757 charter, the Library at 23 West Union Street in historic Burlington, the Library Company of Burlington is the oldest library in continuous operation in New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/23/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFriends Meeting House - Burlington, NJ

in American Guide Series

Located at 341 North High Street in historic Burlington, New Jersey, this where Quakers have been meeting for 300 years!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/16/2009

last visited: never

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NWNW84.7 km

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American Guide SeriesLandis Mill Covered Bridge - Lancaster, PA

in American Guide Series

This very short bridge can be found in unusual place, not in the country but at a strip mall, clearly an indication of out of control development. The AGS give a completely different description of the surrounding area which was must more agrarian.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/30/2010

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCarranza Monument - Tabernacle, NJ

in American Guide Series

The "Lindbergh of Mexico, " Emilio Carranza Rodriguez, will forever be bound to a patch of forest in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. He crashed here in July 12, 1928 and this memorial remembers his spirit and heroism as the Mexican father of flight.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/18/2008

last visited: 11/5/2009

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SESE86.3 km

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American Guide SeriesThe Old Cedar Meeting House - Seaville, NJ

in American Guide Series

The name has changed to Seaville Friends Meeting House but there is no denying the history of this site. This modest structure is the oldest Meetinghouse in NJ and was erected in 1716. The Quakers also had their own cemetery here as well.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 3/6/2009

last visited: 9/29/2014

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NN86.6 km

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American Guide Seriesde Benneville House - Oley Valley, PA

in American Guide Series

De Benneville house was built in 1745 by Dr. George de Benneville.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/1/2010

last visited: 1/22/2015

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American Guide SeriesLanghorne Speedway - Langhorne, Pennsylvania

in American Guide Series

Historical marker commemorating a former auto racetrack in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/27/2008

last visited: 7/9/1961

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American Guide SeriesLighthouse - Cape May, NJ

in American Guide Series

This lighthouse is the jewel in the Cape May Point State Park. Located in New Jersey at the tip of Cape May, in the town of Cape May Point, it was built in 1859, was automated in 1946, and continues operation to this day.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/8/2009

last visited: 9/24/2013

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American Guide SeriesSomers Mansion - Somers Point, NJ

in American Guide Series

Somers Mansion was built around 1725 by Richard Somers, the son of an early settler. The three-story brick dwelling, the oldest house in Atlantic County, contains 18th-century furnishings. Maintained and operated by NJ DEP, Parks & Forestry.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 3/5/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFells Point - Baltimore, Maryland

in American Guide Series

Fells Point is a colonial maritime community est. 1726 by William Fell Shipbuilder of Lancaster, England. In this area were built more than six hundred ships from the Colonial era through the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Maryland

date approved: 12/26/2009

last visited: 7/1/2011

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American Guide SeriesVagabond Players - Fells Point - Baltimore, MD

in American Guide Series

In its 91st season, The Vagabond Players, America’s oldest continuous little theatre company. Established in 1916, is a true community playhouse. The playhouse is located at the foot of Broadway near Thames in Fell's Point.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Maryland

date approved: 12/26/2009

last visited: 7/1/2011

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NWNW93 km

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American Guide SeriesWright Mansion - Columbia, PA

in American Guide Series

Gorgeous mansion made of stone. On a street of 18th century structures, this one stands out the most. The mansion also doubles as a museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/24/2010

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesShot Tower - Baltimore, Maryland

in American Guide Series

The Shot Tower was a lead shot manufacturing facility in operation from 1828 to 1892. Known originally as the Phoenix Shot, then the Merchants' Shot Tower and now the old Baltimore Shot Tower, the red brick tower was erected in 1828.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Maryland

date approved: 7/18/2008

last visited: 10/9/2010

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American Guide SeriesColumbia, PA

in American Guide Series

Beautiful old town with rolling hills, peaceful streets, Victorian-aged houses and strong ties to the Civil War. Today, the most identifying landmark is the National Watch & Clock Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/12/2010

last visited: 1/2/2015

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NWNW93.5 km

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American Guide SeriesLittle Chickies Creek - Lancaser County, PA

in American Guide Series

Known by many variances on its original name, this beautiful, winding creek has gained it notoriety from being host to several 19th century covered bridges.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/15/2010

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLebanon State Forest - New Jersey

in American Guide Series

Located near Four Mile Circle (Routes 70 and 72), Lebabnon State Forest has recently changed its name to Brendan Byrne State Forest.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 7/11/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOcean City, NJ

in American Guide Series

Founded in 1879 as a Christian ocean resort, this town still has its original core appeal in that of its Victorian architecture. While some of Ocean City has been torn down to make way for expensive condos, a protected historic section remains.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 7/4/2009

last visited: 11/25/2011

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