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An Idyllic Sunday Afternoon on Prudence Island in 1906 and Then a Deadly Storm
3 months ago

An Idyllic Sunday Afternoon on Prudence Island in 1906 and Then a Deadly Storm

[From the editor: This charming article is short, but packs a powerful punch. Its author, Rachel Chase Boynton, was born in December 1894, the daughter of Captain Halsey Chase, the …
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Pittsburgh Steelers Make Rhode Island Their Summer Home, 1964 to 1966
3 months ago

Pittsburgh Steelers Make Rhode Island Their Summer Home, 1964 to 1966

By  •  Sports

On March 14, 1964, the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League announced they would hold their training camp that summer at the University of Rhode Island.[1] It was an …
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Middletown Historical Society Produces Study of the August 1778 Siege of Newport
4 months ago

Middletown Historical Society Produces Study of the August 1778 Siege of Newport

[From the Editor: In December 2016, the Middletown Historical Society published a 364-page report for the National Park Service, “The Siege of British Forces in Newport County by Colonial and …
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