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Image of an engraving of Brevet Major General Richard Arnold, U.S.V. Arnold was the son of Rhode Island governor and United States congressman Lemuel Arnold, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1828, graduated from the United States Military…


Image of a Civil War portrait of Captain Joshua M. Addeman of who later went on to be elected Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Joshua Melancthon Addeman was born on November 15, 1840, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Joshua was the son of Thomas &…


Image of a Civil War portrait of Lt. George B. Inman of the Seventh Rhode Island Volunteers. First Lieutenant George B. Inman was born in Burrillville, R. I., March 18, 1843. He attended school winters in the proverbial little country district…


Image of a portrait of the first Governor of Rhode Island Nicholas Cooke.Nicholas Cooke was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He was a shipmaster and manufacturer and acquired landholdings in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Cooke won…


Image of a portrait of Colonel Nelson Viall of Rhode Island.Nelson Viall was born in Plainfield, Connecticut in 1827. He served in the Mexican War and Civil War. He was commander of the 14th Regiment of R.I. Heavy Artillery, a "colored regiment." He…


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…


Aerial image of the McCoy Stadium located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The project to build the stadium began in 1938 and was championed by then-Pawtucket Mayor Thomas P. McCoy. It was to be built on a swampy piece of land known as Hammond's Pond and,…


Image of falls and the dam at Centerdale Worsted Mill located in North Providence, R.I.See also: Historic and Architectural Resources of North Providence, Rhode Island: A Preliminary report, 1978 April Inventory of the Town and City Archives of Rhode…


Image of the Captain Stephen Olney house located in North Providence, Rhode Island. In 1774, Captain Stephen Olney chartered a company of private militiamen--the North Providence Rangers--to defend the settlement in the event of war-with the…


Various images of the Greystone Mill in North Providence, Rhode Island, 1909. Greystone was the site of the Coomer Farm in the late 18th century. In 1813, Captain Olney-Angell, Peleg Williams and Materson Latham built a 2-story stone textile mill…


Howard W. Preston (middle), James N. Arnold (crutches) et al.,atop Queens Fort located in North Kingstown, R.I., 1921.See also: Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982 Rhode Island Historical…


Image of James N. Arnold at the site of the old St Paul's McSparrow Monument located in North Kingstown, R.I., October 1925. James N. Arnold (1844-1927) whose contributions to the study of Rhode Island history are as fresh and useful today as they…


Various images of the Gilbert Stuart Homestead located in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, c. 1925-1930. Gilbert Stuart was one of 18th century America 's master portrait artists. Stuart is best known for his unfinished Athenaeum portrait of George…


Image of a marker on Devils Foot Road located in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, 1930. A footprint-like natural impression or possibly petrosomatoglyph. Legends going back to the colonial era tell of a squaw being chased by the devil. Some say that…


Image of the Charles S. Brown house located in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.See also: Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982 Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and…


Image of Washington Square located in Newport, Rhode Island. Washington Square is the geographical and historical heart of Newport Rhode Island. More trapezoid than square, it exists at the intersection of several major streets and what was the…

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Image of a drawing of Old Colony House, also known as the Old State House or the Newport Colony House located in Newport, Rhode Island, 1850. The Newport Colony House is the fourth oldest statehouse still standing in the United States. It was…


Image of the Salvation Army located in Newport, Rhode Island.See also: Newport: A Lively Experiment, 1639-1969 by Rockwell Stensrud, 2006 Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982 Rhode Island…


Image of a drawing of the Quaker Church in Newport, Rhode Island, 1850.The Great Friends Meeting House, built in 1699, is the oldest surviving house of worship in Rhode Island. Quakers, as they were dubbed by their detractors, were the most…