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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 SeriesPaoli Memorial Ground - Malvern, PA

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The Paoli Battlefield is the site of the "Paoli Massacre" & home to the oldest Revolutionary War monument in Pennsylvania as well as several other very old monuments. Beneath the 1817 monument lies the bodies of 52 Colonial troops killed in a raid.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/30/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBlackwood, NJ

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Blackwood is an unincorporated area belonging to Gloucester Twp. in N.J. The center of town runs along Church St., where fittingly, are 100+ year old churches and cemeteries, marking the historic district. Black Horse Pike is the major thoroughfare.

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location: New Jersey

date approved: 7/31/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesJaggard House - Glendora, NJ

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The Gabreil Daveis Tavern House, also known as the Hillman Hospital House, is a historic building in the Glendora section of Gloucester Township, New Jersey. It was designated a hospital by George Washington during the Revolutionary War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 6/12/2010

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRose Hill - Chestertown, MD

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Historical farmhouse north of Chestertown

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location: Maryland

date approved: 9/2/2011

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSt. Clement's Church - Philadelphia, PA

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On Sept. 13, 1855, a charter was granted to “The Rector, Churchwardens, and Vestrymen of S. Clement’s Church in the City of Philadelphia.” The first Rector was the Rev’d Henry S. Spackman. His his rectorate began officially on January 1, 1856.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/26/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPennsylvania Hospital - Philadelphia, PA

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Pennsylvania Hospital was founded in 1751 by Dr. Thomas Bond and Benjamin Franklin "to care for the sick-poor and insane who were wandering the streets of Philadelphia." It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/25/2008

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBoard of Education - Philadelphia, PA

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This old building is huge with incredible detail, much more than anything which would be built for our crumbling school district today. it is now being leased out as condos and apartments.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/25/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSuburban Station - Philadelphia, PA

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Suburban Station is an underground commuter rail station in the Penn Center district of Center City, Phila. It was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad to replace the original Broad Street Station and opened on September 28, 1930.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/13/2010

last visited: 12/29/2012

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American Guide SeriesThe Academy of Natural Sciences - Philadelphia, PA

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The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia was founded in 1812 to expand knowledge of the natural world. In its early days it organized expeditions to explore the western part of the country, led by Stephen Long and Ferdinand Hayden.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/12/2008

last visited: 12/26/2014

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American Guide SeriesThe Franklin Institute - Philadelphia, PA

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This science museum is named and founded in honor of Benjamin Franklin located in Philadelphia, PA. It is one of the oldest and most important locations of science education its pursuit in the USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/8/2008

last visited: 12/29/2012

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American Guide SeriesFels Planetarium - Philadelphia, PA

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This Planetarium is on the Winter Street side of the Franklin Institute and can be accessed through its own dedicated entrance or through the Institute. The Fels' Planetarium is the nations second oldest planetarium.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/24/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

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For history buffs, business people, Revolutionary & Civil War buffs, tourists, and all other interested parties, this is the city to be. Philadelphia is a wonderful place to live, learn and love. We are, after all, the City of Brotherly Love.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/13/2010

last visited: 1/7/2014

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American Guide SeriesCity Hall - Philadelphia, PA

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For a few years at the beginning of the 20th century, this amazing, spectacular, stupendous building was the tallest thing on earth! Today, its artwork is a marvel and its engineering is still pioneering and a landmark. This is also an NRHP site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/13/2010

last visited: 5/8/2014

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American Guide SeriesWilliam Penn Statue - Philadelphia, PA

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The William Penn Statue rests at the top of Philadelphia City Hall and without a doubt is the most famous and recognizable statue in Philadelphia, a town overwhelmed with statues, abstract, figurative and persons named.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/13/2010

last visited: 5/28/2014

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American Guide SeriesEquestrian Statue of McClellan - Philadelphia, PA

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George Brinton McClellan (December 3, 1826 – October 29, 1885) was a major general during the American Civil War. He organized the famous Army of the Potomac and served briefly (November 1861 to March 1862) as the general-in-chief of the Union Army.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/23/2010

last visited: 12/29/2012

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American Guide SeriesSwann Memorial Fountain - Philadelphia, PA

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This beautiful fountain is the centerpiece of Logan Square. The fountain & interior sculptures are truly a beautiful work of art. The 3 bronze statues, now completely green, still convey wisdom, strength and beauty of the 3 rivers they represent.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/20/2009

last visited: 5/29/2014

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American Guide SeriesArmy and Navy Pylons - Philadelphia, PA

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This complex & stunning twin memorial/sculptures act as a gateway along the Ben Franklin Parkway. It's the first thing one notices on the way to the art museum. Officially known as the Civil War Soldiers & Sailors Monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/25/2009

last visited: 12/29/2012

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American Guide SeriesThe Benjamin Franklin Parkway - Philadelphia, PA

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This is probably the most architecturally scenic and significant road in Philadelphia. Standing in the center of Logan square (NRHP site), you can see a straight line along this road, with the Art Museum on your left and City Hall on your right.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/25/2009

last visited: 12/29/2012

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American Guide SeriesLogan Square - Philadelphia, PA

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Logan Square, part of William Penn's original plan for the City of Philadelphia dates back to 1682. In the 1920s, when Benjamin Franklin Parkway was overlayed onto the City street grid, Logan Square became a traffic circle.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/12/2008

last visited: 12/29/2012

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American Guide SeriesEquestrian Statue of Reynolds - Philadelphia, PA

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One of two Civil War General/Equestrian Statues located in the North Plaza section of City Hall. This fellow died at the very beginning of the Gettysburg Battle, where another huge equestrian monument may be found.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/23/2010

last visited: 9/27/2010

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American Guide SeriesFairmount Water Works - Philadelphia, PA

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This site used advanced methods for pumping water & was an integral part of the original 5 acres of Fairmount Park. Designed by Frederick Graff in 1812, the area consist of a dam, a Greek Revival Pavilion, 2 mill house structures, & an engine house.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/9/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesReyburn Plaza - Philadelphia, PA

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This is a big open area in front of the northern plaza of City Hall. From city hall, you would look out northwest to see this area which is filled with whimsical sculptures of game pieces and two statues. Once upon a time, JFK gave a speech here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/13/2010

last visited: 8/27/2014

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American Guide SeriesMasonic Temple - Philadelphia, PA

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One of the most beautiful Grand Lodges on the planet. Several Lodges meet in here during the year Masons and visitors alike come from all over to tour this beautiful facility. Historic markers out front and on the building tell the story.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/13/2010

last visited: 12/29/2012

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American Guide SeriesThe Washington Monument - Philadelphia, PA

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Although the traffic patterns have changed dramatically over the last century, this amazing monument is still a very popular roadside attraction for tourists and still for locals. The monument is located at the southwest entrance to the Art Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/11/2011

last visited: 6/30/2011

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American Guide SeriesBoathouse Row - Philadelphia, PA

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Boathouse row is one of the many attractions of the East River Drive/Art Museum area. The NRHP site and National Landmark encompass 15 properties on East River Drive (now Kelly Drive) on the Schuylkill River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/12/2013

last visited: 8/20/2013

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