Rhode Island For Your Wartime Vacation publication

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Rhode Island For Your Wartime Vacation publication


A tourism publication created by the Rhode Island Office of the Secretary of State Armand H. Cote Division in 1944.

The publication begins with a lists of "Things To Do" which lists the following:

HORSE RACING NARRAGANSETT PARK, located in Pawtucket, opens its Spring Meet April 12 and operates through to May 13th. The Summer Meet opens August 14th and runs through to September 30th . The Narragansett Special, a $25,000.00 added event, is the outstanding handicap of the Summer Meet. During the 1943 season, Market Wise won the Narragansett Special before a crowd of 40,000 spectators.
PASCOAG PARK, located in Burrillville, opens its Spring Meet May 20th and operates for 43 racing days, closing on July 8th. The Autumn Meet opens October 2nd and closes November 11th, for a total of 79 racing days for both meets.
SUMMER THEATRE IN NEWPORT. The Newport Casino opens June 19th and continues for 12 weeks through the summer. The summer productions are to be under the direction of Sara Stamm.
IN PROVIDENCE. The Playhouse will open its usual summer season on June 19th and operate until the first week in September.
YACHT RACES Nearly every week end there will be a regatta held by one of the many yacht clubs in Narragansett Bay beginning early in June. One of the biggest attractions of the summer yachting season will be the Annual Regetta sponsored by the Edgewood Yacht Club to be held July 4th.
FISHING There is no closed season on salt water fishing and a license is not required for this invigorating sport. Last year striped bass caught in Rhode Island waters captured first prize in two national salt water fishing contests.
SUNDAYS IN THE PARK Roger Williams Park in Providence is the scene of Sunday Summer shows beginning June 25th and continuing until September 17th. This variety entertainment has been conducted at the Benedict Memorial to Music for the past two years and has proved extremely popular with young and old alike.
BASEBALL Three baseball teams represent Rhode Island in the New England League. The Slaters, of Pawtucket, play at the Pawtucket Stadium; the Civics, of Woonsocket, use St. Ann's Park and the Walsh-Kaiser Shipbuilders, of Providence, have the Central Falls Wayposet Stadium for home grounds. In addition to regularly scheduled night games they also have Sunday and holiday games.

See also:
Advertising and Advertising Summaries, 1967-1969

Department of Economic Development - Videotapes, Tourism, 1977-1992

Development Council photographs, circa 1945-1980

Pleasure and Pleasure Spots in Rhode Island, 1930

Tall Ships, Newport, 1976


Rhode Island State Archives




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Rhode Island. Dept. of State, "Rhode Island For Your Wartime Vacation publication," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #597, http://sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/597 (accessed August 24, 2019).