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Rhode Island Reference Desk

Discover fun facts and figures about the Ocean State.


Rhode Island State Archives

Rhode Island Timelines

Explore Rhode Island’s rich history.

Rhode Island State Archives

State Library

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  • Rowboats in Jamestown, 1953
    Bicyclists on Block Island, 1953
  • Market Square c 1890
    Market Square, c.1850
  • Rowboats in Jamestown, 1953
    Rowboats in Jamestown, 1953
  • Windmill Cottage in East Greenwich c1890
    Windmill Cottage in East Greenwich, c.1890
  • Point Street Bridge
    Point Street Bridge in Providence
  • State House in Newport, 1850
    State House in Newport, 1850
  • Exchange and RR Station C 1890
    Exchange Street and Railroad Station in Providence, c.1890

State Symbols

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State Song

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State Holidays

View the Rhode Island state holiday calendar.

City & Town Incorporations

Learn when each of Rhode Island’s 39 cities & towns were founded and explore villages throughout the state.