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John M. Hay at Brown University
2 years ago

John M. Hay at Brown University

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John M. Hay is perhaps Brown University’s most illustrious undergraduate. He started his career as assistant secretary to President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. His photographs alongside Lincoln have …
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Two Rhode Islanders Make It Big in Texas: Albert Martin at the Alamo and Shanghai Pierce the Cattle Baron
2 years ago

Two Rhode Islanders Make It Big in Texas: Albert Martin at the Alamo and Shanghai Pierce the Cattle Baron

It is odd but true that the little state of Rhode Island produced two heroes in the giant state of Texas during Texas’s formative years. One hero was Albert Martin …
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The Hurricane of 1938: An Oral History Told by Nancy Allen Holst,  Forest Fire Warden and Pilot Part II: The Great Timber Blowdown
2 years ago

The Hurricane of 1938: An Oral History Told by Nancy Allen Holst, Forest Fire Warden and Pilot Part II: The Great Timber Blowdown

[Note from the Editor: The following interview appeared in “In the Wake of ’38, Oral history interviews with Rhode Island survivors and witnesses of the devastating hurricane of September 21, …
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The Hurricane of 1938: An Oral History Told by Nancy Allen Holst,  Forest Fire Warden and Pilot Part I: The Devastating Damage She Witnessed
2 years ago

The Hurricane of 1938: An Oral History Told by Nancy Allen Holst, Forest Fire Warden and Pilot Part I: The Devastating Damage She Witnessed

[Note from the Editor: The following interview appeared in “In the Wake of ’38, Oral history interviews with Rhode Island survivors and witnesses of the devastating hurricane of September 21, …
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