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Image of California Governor Ronald Reagan and Rhode Island Governor John H. Chafee, Lt. Governor Joseph H. O’Donnell and Attorney General Herbert F. DeSimone, c. 1968


Image of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Rhode Island Governor John H. Chafee in Newport, R.I. on September 26, 1963.


Image of the original Bradford Soap Works located on Buell Street in Woonsocket, R.I. The Bradford Soap Works was founded in Rhode Island 1876 by James Rogers and William Murgatroyd of Bradford, England. They named their plant Bradford Soap Works.…


Image of a beach located in Westerly, R.I.


Image of Clyde Square located in West Warwick, R.I.


Image of the 3rd RI Volunteer Memorial located in Warwick, R.I.


Image of "A Street Scene in Old Part of Warren", c. 1920.

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Image of General Marquis de Lafayette headquarters located in Tiverton, R.I. During the American Revolution the British held Aquidneck Island and Tiverton became an asylum for Americans fleeing the British oppression. The famous French General,…


Image of a beach in South Kingstown, R.I., c. 1925.See also: Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982 Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and Architectural Resources…


Image of the “14 Miles to Providence”, Peleg Arnold's 1774 milestone on old Great Road in Union Village across from the Friends Meetinghouse located in Smithfield, R.I.


Image of the dam at the Scituate Reservoir located in Scituate, R.I., c. 1925.Beginning in 1636, when Roger Williams founded Providence on the east bank of the Providence River, the only drinking water available was derived from private wells. In…


Image of "The oldest house in Shannock," located in Richmond, R.I., c. 1930. Formerly used as a grist mill and home of Mr. J. B. Blanchard.


Image of the Bristol Ferry leaving Portsmouth, R.I., c. 1925.


Image of Blackstone Valley Gas located in Pawtucket, RI, c. 1925-1930.


Image of Wickford Village located in North Kingstown, c. 1925-1930.Laid out as a port town in the first decade of the eighteenth century by Lodowick Updike, Wickford grew slowly during the early eighteenth century. By the time of the Revolution there…


Image of Narragansett Beach located in Narragansett, RI, c. 1925-1930.See also:Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and Architectural Resources Preliminary Reports, 1978-1991Guide to Rhode Island Economic Development…


Image of Howard W. Preston, et al atop Bliss Hill Fort, Green End, located in Middletown, RI. Bliss Hill Fort was a Patriot fort built during the advance on the British lines at Green End Fort nearby.See also:Revolutionary War, American, 1775-1783


Image of the RI Red Memorial located in Little Compton, R.I. The RI Red Memorial is a bronze relief, depicting a life-size rooster, accompanied by text, and surrounded by a simple molding worked in the bronze. The relief is set into the rough but…


Image of the Eleazer Arnold House, built c. 1687, located in Lincoln, RI.In 1693, Eleazer Arnold, a major landowner, built his house along Great Road, one of the earliest roads in the colonies. Two stories high, with a pilastered chimney, the home…

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