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The Republic of Rhode Island
2 years ago

The Republic of Rhode Island

Today, May 29, 2015, is the 225th anniversary of Rhode Island’s entry into the Union under the United States Constitution of 1787. For thirteen months prior to May 29, 1790 …
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John Angell: The Last Gortonist
3 years ago

John Angell: The Last Gortonist

While writing of the diversity of religious leanings in the colony of Rhode Island for my recent book on colonial New England (see the advertisement next to this article), I …
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About That Lake in Westerly’s Wilcox Park
3 years ago

About That Lake in Westerly’s Wilcox Park

The fountain in Westerly’s Wilcox Park Lake (more often called the Pond) started sending streams of water twenty feet into the air on Thursday, September 8, 1908. Remarkably for the …
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Zachariah Allen: Scientist, Inventor, and Visionary
3 years ago

Zachariah Allen: Scientist, Inventor, and Visionary

By  •  Biography

Zachariah Allen was born to Zachariah and Anne (Crawford) Allen in Providence on September 15, 1795. While little is known of his early years, it is evident by eighteenth century …
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