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Image of the Rocky Point Dining Hall, c. 1960.Rocky Point Park was an idea first thought of by Captain William Winslow in the 1840s. By 1847, he had purchased a part of the land and began to offer amusements and serve dinner. From the 1950s…


Image from the Point Judith Bass Tournament, held in Narragansett, R.I., 1967.See also:Report of Commission on Breachway Between Point Judith Pond and the Atlantic Ocean, Made to the General Assembly at is January Session, 1907, 1907 Rhode Island…


Aerial view of Pawtuxet Cove, c. 1960.Pawtuxet Village is one of New England's oldest communities. By 1638, only two years after Roger Williams founded Providence, settlers had established a hamlet around the falls and cove where the Pawtuxet…


Image of people enjoying the beach at New Harbor on Block Island, R.I., c. 1960.See also: Block Island State Airport terminal (GRS4.2), 2008 Ground-water Resource of Block Island, Rhode Island, 1964 Rhode Island Historical Preservation…


Image of a woman fishing off a boat named the "Fram II", c. 1959.See also:Images of Northern R.I. negatives, 1901-1990Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982Rhode Island Historical Preservation…


Various images from Newport Music Festivals including an image of Ella Fitzgerald, c. 1966; Clark Terry, 1966; Louis Armstrong, c. 1962; Unidentified trombonist, c. 1962; Joni Mitchell, 1969.See also: Newport: A Lively Experiment, 1639-1969 by…


Image of people relaxing at Beavertail located in Jamestown, R.I., 1961.Lighthouse HistoryThe first Beavertail Lighthouse was built in 1749 and was the premier lighthouse in Rhode Island, third in the country following the 1716 Boston Harbor light…


Image of Pawtuxet Cove located in Cranston, R.I., c. 1940. Pawtuxet Village is one of New England's oldest communities. By 1638, only two years after Roger Williams founded Providence, settlers had established a hamlet around the falls and cove…


Image of the Ocean View Hotel located on Block Island, R.I., c. 1940.Nicholas Ball built the Oceanview Hotel, the largest hotel on Block Island, in 1872. He made his fortune in the California Gold Rush of the 1840’s. President Ulysses S. Grant…


Image of children cooling off, c. 1938.See also:Images of Northern R.I. negatives, 1901-1990Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and…


Image of a softball game, c. 1945.See also:Images of Northern R.I. negatives, 1901-1990Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and…


Image of a man with a 55 lb. striped bass, c. 1945.See also:Images of Northern R.I. negatives, 1901-1990Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission:…


Image of a Sunday outing, c. 1905.See also:Images of Northern R.I. negatives, 1901-1990Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and…


Image of people by a stream dam, c. 1905.See also:Images of Northern R.I. negatives, 1901-1990Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and…


Image of men in the woods, c. 1905. See also: Images of Northern R.I. negatives, 1901-1990Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and…


Image of a man with a child on a bicycle, c. 1905.See also:Images of Northern R.I. negatives, 1901-1990Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission:…


Image of an event, c. 1905.See also:Images of Northern R.I. negatives, 1901-1990Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and Architectural…


Image of a dam with visitors, c. 1905.See also:Images of Northern R.I. negatives, 1901-1990Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and…


Various images of people camping in Rhode Island, c. 1905.See also:Images of Northern R.I. negatives, 1901-1990Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982Rhode Island Historical Preservation…


Image of the Cogswell Tower which is located in Jenks Park in Central Falls, R.I., c. 1904. Built in 1890 by Albert Humes, Jenks Park was a gift to the city from Alvin Jenks, a descendent of early industrialist Captain Stephen Jenks.Its…