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Image of a black-and-white lantern slide of the Old Slater Mill located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.In 1793, the firm of Almy, Brown, and Slater hired local artisans and laborers to construct a wooden building suitable for manufacturing cotton yarn…


Image of a hand-tinted lantern slide of Lincoln Park in Lincoln, Rhode Island.Although an area, known as Quinsnicket pond, and seventy-one acres was purchased in the fall of1908 for $3,000 from the Stephen H. Smith family of Franklin, Massachusetts,…


Image of a black-and-white lantern slide of the Cumberland Mills Falls located in Cumberland, Rhode Island.


Image of black-and-white lantern slide of the Blackstone River in Central Falls, Rhode Island.See also:Vicinity of Berkeley Bridge No. 769, Martin Street Canal Bridge No. 774 and Blackstone Canal, 2004


Image of a hand-tinted lantern slide of the Blackstone River below Manville, Rhode Island.See also:Vicinity of Berkeley Bridge No. 769, Martin Street Canal Bridge No. 774 and Blackstone Canal, 2004


Image of the rear of the Globe Mills located in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Thomas Arnold, Thomas Paine and Marcel Shove started the Globe Manufacturing Company in 1827 which went bankrupt two years later, and was acquired by George Ballou in 1864 who…


Image of the Eagle Mills (erected in 1820) located in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. The Eagle Mill was established in 1831 and occupied a site between Clinton Street and the river just south of the Providence & Worcester Railroad Bridge in the area…


Image of the Ashton Mills on the Blackstone River in Cumberland, Rhode Island. The Ashton mill and the brick workers’ houses were built in 1867 by the Lonsdale Company, according to the Rhode Island Historical & Preservation Heritage…


Executive Department
Prov. June 28th 1842
You will destroy in any way you
may think proper all the bridges
over the Blackstone river if necessary
in your opinion for the safety of the
State
Sam[uel] W King


Images of Monument Square located in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.Formerly known as Mechanics Square, this area became known as Monument Square in the 1870's with the construction of the Civil War Monument. It took on a distinctive new look in the…


Image of the Smithfield Union Bank located in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.See also: Images of Northern R.I. negatives, 1901-1990 Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982 Guide to Rhode Island…


Image of a woman using a water pump located in Smithfield, Rhode Island.


Image of the Pawtucket Falls and the Blackstone River located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.See also:Report of the Seekonk River Commission, made to the General Assembly at its Janauary Session, 1881Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission:…


Image of the Old Slater Mill located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. In 1793, the firm of Almy, Brown, and Slater hired local artisans and laborers to construct a wooden building suitable for manufacturing cotton yarn by waterpower. Slater Mill became…


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


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…