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Edson F. Gallaudet – A Rhode Island Aircraft Pioneer
2 years ago

Edson F. Gallaudet – A Rhode Island Aircraft Pioneer

One chilly day in November 1917 the air over Rhode Island’s Greenwich Bay resounded with the then unusual roar of an aircraft engine. A graceful seaplane rose from the water …
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“Money I have none:” Colonial Rhode Island’s Tradition of Negotiating Their Taxes and the Coming of the American Revolution
2 years ago

“Money I have none:” Colonial Rhode Island’s Tradition of Negotiating Their Taxes and the Coming of the American Revolution

In one of his oft-repeated observations, Benjamin Franklin remarked “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”[1] But Franklin would have exempted colonial Rhode …
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Jemima Wilkinson: the First American-Born Woman to Found a Religious Movement
2 years ago

Jemima Wilkinson: the First American-Born Woman to Found a Religious Movement

Rhode Island can claim as its own Jemima Wilkinson, an important religious prophet and utopian leader in early America. Recently, she has been highlighted in college U.S. history text books …
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