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Image of Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Rochefontaine's plan of Tomany Hill, with the Block House in it submitted to Rhode Island Governor Arthur Fenner, 1796.Born near Reims, France, in 1755, Stephen Rochefontaine came to America in 1778 after…


The Plan for the Fort on Butte's Hill submitted by Lieutenant Colonel Rochefontaine to Rhode Island Governor Arthur Fenner, 1796.Born near Reims, France, in 1755, Stephen Rochefontaine came to America in 1778 after failing to gain a position in…


Images of Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Rochefontaine's plan for Hollan's Ferry to Rhode Island Governor Arthur Fenner, 1796.Born near Reims, France, in 1755, Stephen Rochefontaine came to America in 1778 after failing to gain a position in the…


Image of the Plan of the Battery and Guard House at Howlan's Ferry submitted by Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Rochefontaine to Rhode Island Governor Arthur Fenner, 1796.Born near Reims, France, in 1755, Stephen Rochefontaine came to America in 1778…


Boston August 16th 1796
Sir
I have the honor to send to your Excellency, copies of the
Plans, buildings, etc., now erecting or to be erected afterwards
For the Defense of Rhode Island, or the Harbour of Newport.

Your Excellency will easily…


Image of a Rhode Island Equal Suffrage Association membership ticket. On January 6, 1920 Rhode Island and Kentucky ratified the Susan B. Anthony (nationwide woman suffrage) Amendment, becoming the 23rd and 24th States to do so. At the offices of the…


Image of the label for the Rhode Island Special Ale brewed by the Rhode Island Brewing Company.See also:Trademark records (SOS3.3.4), 1908-1972Guide to Department of State trademarks


Image of the 1st Rhode Island U.S. Volunteer Infantry at Camp Fornance, South Carolina in February 1899 after a reported blizzard during the Spanish American War.During the Spanish American War Rhode Island was directed to raise as its quota one…


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 …

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