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Image of the covered Washington Street Bridge looking southeast towards East Providence from the Providence side of the bridge. The Washington Bridge was damaged during a storm in 1867. At the time of that storm, plans had already been underway to…


Image of the laying of the State House cornerstone, 1896. There was a grand ceremony for the placing of the State House Cornerstone on October 15, 1896. In a lead box inside the cornerstone is the record that Grover Cleveland was President,…


Image of the Election Day Parade in Newport, 1900.See also:Newport: A Lively Experiment, 1639-1969 by Rockwell Stensrud, 2006Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982


Image of the laying of the cornerstone for the State House with Rowland Hazard delivering an oration, 1896. There was a grand ceremony for the placing of the State House Cornerstone on October 15, 1896. In a lead box inside the cornerstone is the…


Image of the cover of the State House Commission Annual Report, 1897.There was a grand ceremony for the placing of the State House Cornerstone on October 15, 1896. In a lead box inside the cornerstone is the record that Grover Cleveland was…


Image from the awards ceremony at Fort Adams for Tall Ships, 1976.The first Tall Ships Festival was held in 1976 as part of America’s Bicentennial. It was the largest gathering of its kind and featured the greatest sailing ships from a bygone…


Image of former U.S. Secretary of the Navy John Warner and Prince Harold of Norway in Newport as part of the Tall Ships celebration that marked the Bicentennial celebration in 1976.The first Tall Ships Festival was held in 1976 as part of…


Image of Governor Phillip W. Noel and dignitaries aboard ship in Newport Harbor as part of the Tall Ships celebration that marked the Bicentennial celebration in 1976.The first Tall Ships Festival was held in 1976 as part of America’s …


One of the ships that took part in the Tall Ships celebration that marked the Bicentennial celebration in Newport in 1976.The first Tall Ships Festival was held in 1976 as part of America’s Bicentennial. It was the largest gathering of its…


One of the ships that took part in the Tall Ships celebration that marked the Bicentennial celebration in Newport in 1976.The first Tall Ships Festival was held in 1976 as part of America’s Bicentennial. It was the largest gathering of its…


Image of Eastern Airlines resuming commercial service from Theodore Francis Green State Airport in Warwick in 1946. The Army Air Force assumed control of the airport on April 1, 1942, when the airport became the Hillsgrove Army Air Base. It was a…


Image of the Civil War Monument dedication in Providence, 1871.See also:Military Records - Civil WarCivil War Recruitment Book (1861)Board of Military Enrollment Adjutant General - Orders Received, Executive Department (1857 - 1858;1861; 1863) …


Image of President Harry S. Truman addressing crowd at Providence City Hall on October 28, 1948.


Ceremonies and parade of ranks related to the transfer of State Battle Flags from the old State House on Benefit Street to the new State Capitol on Smith Hill, Saturday October 17, 1903. It was at the Butler Exchange (built 1873, demolished 1925)…


Image of three veterans taken on Memorial Day, 1937. Image from left to right is Charles H. Leonard, Assistant Adjutant General; Charles H. Bullock, Past Department Commander; and Charles H. Lewis, Department Commander. Providence City Hall is in…