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A Connecticut WAVE at Quonset Point
1 year ago

A Connecticut WAVE at Quonset Point

[From the Editor: This wonderful narrative was one of the results of my requesting readers to put me in touch with surviving World War II veterans or civilians who worked …
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Building the Replicas of Revolutionary War Ships Rose and Providence
1 year ago

Building the Replicas of Revolutionary War Ships Rose and Providence

Here is a brief account of the historical significance of the warships Rose and Providence during the Revolutionary War. Late in 1774, the British sent the 24-gun frigate Rose, under …
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George H. Corliss
1 year ago

George H. Corliss

Of all Rhode Island’s successful entrepreneurs, manufacturers, and inventors, none achieved more fame and notoriety in their lifetimes than George H. Corliss, the man whose refinements to the steam …
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Early Accounts of Kent County by Travelers Near and from Afar
1 year ago

Early Accounts of Kent County by Travelers Near and from Afar

Early accounts of travel in what would become Kent County attest to the wildness of the areas in the colony away from the water, where the economy was centered. While …
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