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Image of the quarrying of granite in Westerly, R.I. The former granite mining and the stone-cutting industry is historically important in Westerly. Its quarries produced blue granite, in addition to pinks and reds. The Smith Granite Company, which…


Image of pence tables by H. Lillibridge. A pence table is an arithmetical table for the easy conversion of pounds and shillings into pence, or vice versa.See also:Guide to the Dr. Frederick (Fred) Burke Commissioner of Education speechesGuide to the…


Image of the Old Town Pump located in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. See also:Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and Architectural Resources Preliminary Reports, 1978-1991


Image of the Old Gaol / Prison located in Providence, R.I., c. 1910 on Benefit Street near North Main Street. Dating back to the first third of the eighteenth century Rhode Island relied on a system of county jails to house individuals sentenced to…


Image of a nurse posting a scarlet fever warning sign upon a home and includes an image of additional nursing activities in 1939.In 1854, Dr. Edwin Snow pioneered efforts to document and analyze a wave of cholera which attacked the citizens of…


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 removal of the trolley tracks on Washington Street in Providence, R.I. on August 9, 1951.During the early nineteenth century, public transportation was confined primarily to horse drawn vehicles of the Union Railroad, which had been…


Image of a Diphtheria Warning Sign by the Providence Board of Health.In 1854, Dr. Edwin Snow pioneered efforts to document and analyze a wave of cholera which attacked the citizens of Providence. Tracking the disease among his own patients, he…


Images of the Dexter Training Grounds located in Providence, Rhode Island.Dexter Training Ground, situated in the Eighth ward, on Dexter street, is nearly oblong in shape and contains an area of about nine acres. It was given to the city by…


Image of World War I soldiers at the Cranston Street Armory.The Cranston Street Armory is a historic building in Providence, Rhode Island. It was built in 1907 at a cost of $650,000.00. The architects were William R. Walker & Son and the…


An aerial view of the Cranston Street Armory located in Providence, R.I.The Cranston Street Armory is a historic building in Providence, Rhode Island. It was built in 1907 at a cost of $650,000.00. The architects were William R. Walker & Son…


Image of the handwritten Colony Seal 1647.The first governments established in Rhode Island began as written agreements between the original settlers of Providence (1636), Portsmouth (1638) & Newport (1639). While such agreements were …


Image of the wax imprints of the Rhode Island Colony Seals, 1667 (red) and 1672 (green).The first governments established in Rhode Island began as written agreements between the original settlers of Providence (1636), Portsmouth (1638) &…


Image of the Cistercian Monastery located in Cumberland, RI. Excerpt from Cumberland Public Library Monastery History: The Cumberland Public Library is situated on the site of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Valley, occupied by the monks of the…


Image of the Chepachet Jail located in Glocester, RI, c. 1925.See also:Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and Architectural Resources Preliminary Reports, 1978-1991Town of Glocester, Rhode Island Monograph, November 1976


Image of the Ashton Viaduct No. 275 looking north. Excerpt from the Library of Congress Historic American Buildings Survey, Engineering Record, Landscapes Survey: The Ashton Viaduct is one of the State of Rhode Island's largest engineering…


Image of the Artic, West Warwick Business District.Arctic, formerly known as Jericho, is located in the center of West Warwick where most of the town municipal buildings are located. Source: West Warwick, Rhode Island From Wikipedia, the free…


An image of the St. Remo Brand Ale label bottled by the American Bottling Company located in Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1933.See also:Trademark records (SOS3.3.4), 1908-1972Guide to Department of State trademarks


Image of the 3 cent Win The War postage stamp. The following excerpt is from the Smithsonian National Postal Museum: The 3-cent violet Win the War stamp, issued on Independence Day, July 4, 1942, commemorates the nation's war effort and victory…

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