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Pookie the Dog: A Life of Leisure and Regality
1 year ago

Pookie the Dog: A Life of Leisure and Regality

Nobody seemed to know exactly where and when she died, but on a chilly Saturday, April 12, 1952, a day before Easter Sunday, the death was officially announced by the …
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Ebenezer Knight Dexter: An Enduring Legacy to the People of Providence
1 year ago

Ebenezer Knight Dexter: An Enduring Legacy to the People of Providence

By  •  Biography

Virtually every major city throughout the United States and perhaps even the world celebrates the lives of prominent citizens and the aftermath of extraordinary events through the placement and dedication …
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July 19, the Real Rhode Island Independence Day
1 year ago

July 19, the Real Rhode Island Independence Day

From 1974 to mid-1977 when I served as volunteer chairman of the Rhode Island commission to celebrate American independence (ri 76) one thorny issue involved the correction of the long-held …
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Sissieretta Jones, Providence’s Famous Soprano
1 year ago

Sissieretta Jones, Providence’s Famous Soprano

When young Matilda Sissieretta Joyner stepped onto the stage at Providence’s Pond Street Baptist Church in the early 1880s and began to sing, no one in the church hall could …
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