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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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Image for Pennsylvania Columns - Valley Forge, PAview gallery

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American Guide SeriesPennsylvania Columns - Valley Forge, PA

in American Guide Series

The Pennsylvania Columns straddle Outer Line Drive at Valley Forge.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/26/2009

last visited: 3/15/2012

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American Guide SeriesThe National Memorial Arch - Valley Forge, PA

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The Memorial Arch is one of the boldest statements American's have made about the anguish, suffering and eventual triumph of the Revolutionary War as it played out here in the winter of 1777-78.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/27/2011

last visited: 3/29/2014

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American Guide SeriesWashington's Headquarters - Valley Forge, PA

in American Guide Series

Built prior to 1768, This house is in an excellent state of preservation. Today, the stone structure has the same doors, windows, locks as used by Washington when he stayed here in 1777-8. The house was eclared a National Historic Landmark in 1972.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSt. Luke's Protestant Episcopal Church - Church Hill, MD

in American Guide Series

The city of Church Hill is built around this namesake constructed in 1700s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Maryland

date approved: 9/4/2011

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHaddonfield, NJ

in American Guide Series

Haddonfield's Historic District includes four hundred eighty-eighty houses, buildings, and sites in the town's historic core of which more than 150 are of the highest historical or architectural significance.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/5/2008

last visited: never

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NENE59.4 km

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American Guide SeriesThe Site of the Elizabeth Haddon House - Haddonfield, NJ

in American Guide Series

Much has changed since this was written almost sixty years ago. In fact, everything has changed except for the street names. Everyone I asked had no clue as to the historical significance of this site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/7/2008

last visited: never

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NENE59.5 km

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American Guide SeriesThe Old Guardhouse - Haddonfield, NJ

in American Guide Series

This is one of the more interesting buildings lining Kings Highway East. It sits across from the Indian King Tavern and shares similar Revolutionary War history, according to the historical tablet placed in 1931.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/5/2008

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesIndian King Inn - Haddonfield, NJ

in American Guide Series

This NJ Historic site is where it was decided New Jersey would be changed from a 'Colony' to a 'State' in 1777. Finished in 1750, the Indian King Tavern has been a central landmark in Haddonfield, New Jersey, for 255 years.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 7/29/2008

last visited: never

Image for Varnum's Quarters - Valley Forge, PAview gallery

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American Guide SeriesVarnum's Quarters - Valley Forge, PA

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Brigadier General James Mitchell Varnum arrived with his staff in December 1777. This arrival dramatically altered life in the Stephens house. Suddenly the three family members were sharing their home with seven strangers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/26/2013

last visited: never

Image for Valley Forge National Historical Park - King of Prussia, Pennsylvaniaview gallery

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American Guide SeriesValley Forge National Historical Park - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

in American Guide Series

Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/28/2011

last visited: 8/18/2010

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American Guide SeriesWashington Memorial Chapel - Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

in American Guide Series

The Chapel was built as a tribute to General George Washington and completed in 1917.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/28/2011

last visited: 4/6/2013

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American Guide SeriesBerlin, NJ

in American Guide Series

There are many stories of how Berlin, New Jersey, got its name. The posted coordinates are for a historical marker which tries to tell the story. The following excerpt from our NJ Guide series gives a different explanation. Read on.....

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/14/2008

last visited: 8/8/2009

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American Guide SeriesErlton - Cherry Hill, NJ

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Erlton is an unincorporated section of West Cherry Hill built in the late 1930s. It lies between what used to be Ellisburg and race Track Circles. The circles are gone but the housing tract created by Earl Lippincott remains.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/7/2008

last visited: never

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NENE61.6 km

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American Guide SeriesKings Highway - Cherry Hill, NJ

in American Guide Series

Kings Highway is important stretch of road, as well as one of the first roads built in this part of New Jersey, commissioned by the King of England. It passes through the hearts of both Haddonfield and Cherry Hill.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/18/2008

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesEllisburg - Cherry Hill, NJ

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Way back when, Ellisburg was most noted for its self-titled circle which, for some reason, seemed to give everyone fits. The circle is gone but the Ellisburg shopping center and accompanying homes and businesses still remain.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/18/2008

last visited: never

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NENE62.9 km

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American Guide SeriesThomas Mill Covered Bridge - Philadelphia, PA

in American Guide Series

This is the last covered bridge within the city limits of Philadelphia & the only covered bridge within the city limits of any major U.S. city. The bridge underwent extensive rehabilitation in 1999 so it will be here for another hundred years.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/15/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesChesilhurst, NJ

in American Guide Series

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Chesilhurst as the worst town to live in in its 2008 rankings of "Best Places to Live" in New Jersey. It was incorporated in November of 1887 and has about 2000 people, a church or two and a gas station.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 7/11/2009

last visited: 3/20/2010

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American Guide SeriesOrthodox Friends' Meeting House - Philadelphia, PA

in American Guide Series

The meetinghouse was constructed in 1831 (or possible 1833 depending on your source) and is of typical Quaker construction. The original wrought iron fence still surrounds the property out front near the street.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/8/2011

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFrankford Historical Society - Philadelphia, PA

in American Guide Series

Once upon a time this part of Philadelphia was incorporated under the name of Frankford. When it became part of Philly, some folks thought it would be a good idea to form a historical society to protect their history. This is their headquarters.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/8/2011

last visited: never

Image for Tacony-Palmyra Bridge - Tacony, PA/Palmyra, NJview gallery

NENE66.9 km

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American Guide SeriesTacony-Palmyra Bridge - Tacony, PA/Palmyra, NJ

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The Tacony-Palmyra Bridge is a combination steel arch, double-leaf bascule bridge across the Delaware River, connecting New Jersey Route 73 in Palmyra, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Route 73 in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 2/4/2009

last visited: 6/13/2012

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American Guide SeriesThe Smith Mansion - Moorestown, NJ

in American Guide Series

This gorgeous mansion sits atop a hill. Currently it serves as the home for the Historical Society of Moorestown. It was built in 1738 with an addition built in 1766. There was a 160 acre farm which hosted Lafayette during the Revolution.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/3/2008

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Meeting House - Moorestown, NJ

in American Guide Series

There are actually two meeting houses on this Quaker school property, both of which are referred to in the Guide Series. The Meeting House from 1802 is still in operation but the one from 1897 is now defunct and serves as a school building.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/3/2008

last visited: never

Image for The Friends School - Moorestown, NJview gallery

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American Guide SeriesThe Friends School - Moorestown, NJ

in American Guide Series

This site is as important today as it was the day the author wrote about it in the American Guide Series. It serves as the hub of town and a reminder of the Quaker influence which founded and sustained this town over the last two hundred years.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/2/2008

last visited: never

Image for Stone Bridge (over Pennypack Creek) - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

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American Guide SeriesStone Bridge (over Pennypack Creek) - Philadelphia, PA

in American Guide Series

The three-span, 73-foot-long twin stone arch bridge carries Frankford Avenue (U.S. Route 13) over Pennypack Creek. Graffiti has taken away some of the beauty but its original beauty can still be seen. The bridge is 313 years old!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/14/2010

last visited: 10/23/2013

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American Guide SeriesHopewell Forge - nr Birdsboro, PA

in American Guide Series

Hopewell Forge is on a National Historical Site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/22/2009

last visited: 3/28/2014

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