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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…


GRANTED BY KING CHARLES II,
JULY 8, l663, AND IN FORCE UNTIL THE CONSTITUTION, ADOPTED IN NOVEMBER, l842, BECAME OPERATIVE ON THE FIRST TUESDAY OF MAY, l843.
CHARLES the Second, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland,…


To the Honorable General Assembly now is session at Providence.

The undersigned, citizens of the State of Rhode-Island, would call the attention of your Hon-
ors to the case of JOHN GORDON, now confined in the Jail of the county of Providence,…


To the Honorable the General Assembly
of the State of Rhode Island

The undersigned citizens of Woonsocket, respectfully
represent that the Laws of this State in relation
to the hours of labor in the manufacturing
establishment are in many…


To the Honorable General Assembly
of the State of Rhode Island:

We the undersigned, citizens, would respectfully represent, that the colored citizens of
Providence, Newport, and Bristol, are deprived of their just and constitutional…


To the Honorable General Assembly of the State of Rhode-
Island.
We, the colored citizens of Providence in said State, respectfully ask
your honorable body to PROTEST, in the name of the State, against a law passed at the late
session of…


State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Pawtucket, January 30, 1900.

To the Honorable Members of the General Assembly;
We, the undersigned, Conductors and Motormen, in
the employ of the…


To the Honorable the General Assembly of the
State of Rhode-Island, in session in Provi-
dence, January, 1845

John Gordon, a convict sen-
tenced to be executed on the 14th day of Feb-
ruary next - averring, as he has ever done,
his innocence…


Contains four images from the Factory Inspector Report, 1912 showing child laborers of various ages.The duties of the chief factory inspector and factory inspectors were governed by 1894 Public Laws Chapter 1278 (passed April 26, 1894) An act to…


Photograph from the Factory Inspector Report, 1906.The duties of the chief factory inspector and factory inspectors were governed by 1894 Public Laws Chapter 1278 (passed April 26, 1894) An act to regulate the employment and provide for the safety…


An Act to abolish capital punishment,
and to provide for the more effectual Punishment
of crime. -
It is enacted by the General Assembly as
follows;

Section 1. The punishment of Death is hereby
abolished.

Section 2. Any person…


Image of Governor J. Joseph Garrahy and Mrs. Garrahy meeting with Senator Mondale and Joan Mondale.See also:Governor J. Joseph Garrahy (1930 - 2012), Records of, 1970-1985

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