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The Merci Train Visits Woonsocket: A French Connection
1 year ago

The Merci Train Visits Woonsocket: A French Connection

The United States and France have enjoyed a long and eventful relationship. We are grateful for the Comte de Rochambeau, the Marquis de Lafayette, and the Statue of Liberty given …
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Walter Massie, a Remarkable Wireless Radio Pioneer
1 year ago

Walter Massie, a Remarkable Wireless Radio Pioneer

Wrapped in a blanket, a lone radio operator sat huddled in his chair on the second floor of the Massie Wireless Telegraph station at Point Judith, Rhode Island, located in …
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“I have never heard of him since” – The Case of Scituate’s James A. Matteson
1 year ago

“I have never heard of him since” – The Case of Scituate’s James A. Matteson

In the early morning hours of October 19, 1864 along the banks of Cedar Creek, just south of Middletown, Virginia, a large Confederate army under the command of General Jubal …
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Top Ten Rhode Islanders from the Eighteenth Century
1 year ago

Top Ten Rhode Islanders from the Eighteenth Century

Here is my list of the top ten Rhode Islanders from the eighteenth century. My list is not in any particular order. And I found it necessary to include eleven!


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