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The purpose of this category is to seek out and document historical markers and plaques with text describing an historical event or place within the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
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Rhode Island Historical MarkersLonsdale Sports Arena - Cumberland, Rhode Island

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The Lonsdale Sports Arena was a multi-sport venue opened from 1947 to 1959 in Cumberland, Rhode Island. This marker highlights car racing and an exceptionally well-attended high school football game.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 7/5/2022

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersPotter's Field at North Burial Ground - Providence, Rhode Island

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A narrative marker stands at the entry to Potter's Field at North Burial Ground in Providence, Rhode Island, which is at the northwest corner of the main cemetery. Since 1960, the space has been reserved for free burials.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 7/1/2022

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersNew England Patriots - Providence, Rhode Island

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City Stadium, now known as Conley Stadium, in Providence, RI, hosted the first home game of the Boston Patriots football team in 1960. Founded in 1959, the team played around the area until settling in Foxboro, MA in 1971 as the New England Patriots.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/18/2022

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersProvidence - Water Street - Providence, Rhode Island

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Part of the Rhode Island Afro-American Heritage Trail, a Rhode Island Black Heritage Society marker on S. Water St. in Providence, notes the seaport site's historical connection to 18th century slave trade and 20th century Cape Verdean immigration.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/18/2022

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersElizabeth Buffum Chace - Central Falls, Rhode Island

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Elizabeth Buffum Chace (1806-1899) and her former Broad Street home are noted on an historical marker in Central Falls, Rhode Island. A civil rights leader and abolitionist, she was inducted to the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame in 2002.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/29/2022

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersConimicut Shoals Lighthouse - Narragansett Bay - Warwick, Rhode Island

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The Conimicut Light was established in 1868 off Conimicut Point at the entrance to the Providence River from Narragansett Bay in Warwick, Rhode Island. This metal marker mounted to a boulder at Conimicut Point Park conveys some of its history.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/26/2022

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersConimicut Lighthouse - Warwick, Rhode Island

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The Conimicut Lighthouse in Warwick, Rhode Island, is described on a narrative plaque posted at Conimicut Point Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/26/2022

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersThe Free Ground at North Burial Ground - Providence, Rhode Island

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Near the central western side of North Burial Ground in Providence, Rhode Island, is a plot of several acres designated "The Free Ground". It the final, segregated resting place for thousands of people in unmarked graves.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/2/2022

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersSt. Mary's Church - Newport, RI

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A sign outside St. Mary's Church gives its history and cites the fact that John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier were married at St. Mary's Church on September 12, 1953. The church complex is located at 14 William St. Newport, RI

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/2/2022

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersRhode Island Slave History Medallions - Jamestown Slavery - East Ferry Wharf, Jamestown, Rhode Island

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An unassuming -- and appearing incomplete - granite marker on Connanicus Avenue in Jamestown, RI, belongs to The Rhode Island Slave History Medallion project which recounts the history of slavery across various sites around the state.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 10/29/2021

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersSeal House - Roger Williams Park - Providence, Rhode Island

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This historical marker describes the Seal House at Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island. Built in 1938 as a WPA project, it was home to sea lions and contained a heated pool for the animals.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 10/21/2021

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersPreserving Warwick's Heritage - Celebrating Its History - Gaspee - Warwick, Rhode Island

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Fed up with on-going harassment from a British commander in 1772, locals burned his ship. Named for the ill-fated vessel, H.M.S. Gaspee, the affair was one of the earliest acts of rebellion in the colonies and is celebrated annually.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 10/11/2021

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersRoger Williams Founded Providence Here - Providence, Rhode Island

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A two-sided monument with cast bronze plaques denotes the place where Roger Williams founded Providence, Rhode Island, in 1636.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/28/2021

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersWashington Square-Newport, RI

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Washington Square, originally called the Mall and later the Parade, is ringed by buildings constructed over two centuries.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 12/27/2019

last visited: 10/18/2021

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersBlackstone River State Park - Bikeway parking area - Route 116, Lincoln, Rhode Island

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This Rhode Island historical marker -- at an entrance to the Blackstone River Bikeway along George Washington Highway/Route 116 in Lincoln, Rhode Island -- includes local attractions and a map with a "You Are Here" indicator.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 7/3/2019

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersWilliam Blackstone the man - Rhode Island Historical Marker - Cumberland, Rhode Island

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An historical marker in the William Blackstone Memorial Park on Broad Street in Cumberland, Rhode Island is titled "WILLIAM BLACKSTONE the man". It describes events in the life of Blackstone in both England and New England and includes a timeline.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 7/3/2019

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersAustin T. Levy - Rhode Island historical marker - Burrillville, Rhode Island

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A Rhode Island historical marker on the Burrillville Town Common relates the business and philanthropic story of Austin T. Levy (1880 - 1951) and his impact on Harrisville, one of six villages in Burrillville.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 7/3/2019

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersWasting a Waterway - Rhode Island historical marker - Lincoln, Rhode Island

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Local mills and industry polluted the Blackstone River for over 200 years. The Clean Water Act of 1972 ended that practice and began a massive reclamation of the waterways. This historical marker along a bike path tells the story.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/25/2019

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersWickford Walk HistWick marker #2 - Main Street, The Grand highway - 1770s to 1836 - Wickford, RI

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This Rhode Island Historical Marker is the second marker on a 33-stop walking tour through Wickford Village in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, created and placed by HistWick. It can be seen near 15 Main Street on the south side of the road.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/4/2019

last visited: 9/14/2021

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersWickford Walk Marker #1 - Wickford, Rhode Island

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This Rhode Island Historical Marker is the first marker on a 33-stop walking tour through Wickford Village in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, created and placed by HistWick. It can be seen in Updike Park at the corner of Brown Street and Main Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/2/2019

last visited: 9/14/2021

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersManville Dam - Manville, Rhode Island USA

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This Rhode Island historical marker relates the history of the Manville Dam, which stretches 246 feet across the Blackstone River and has an average height of 18 feet.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/9/2019

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersKelly's Mill Left an Impression - Lincoln, Rhode Island USA

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One of many Rhode Island historical markers in the Blackstone River State Park, this sign describes the former Kelly Mill site in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/8/2019

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersWorking Familes/Command and Control - Cumberland, Rhode Island USA

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A pair of Rhode Island Historical Markers can be found at the Ashton Mills property immediately east of the Blackstone Valley Bikeway parking area. They describe turn-of-the-century life for the Ashton Village residents and workers in Cumberland, RI

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/8/2019

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersHeart of the Village - Lincoln, Rhode Island USA

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This Rhode Island Historical Marker briefly describes life in and around the Ashton Mill along an eastern bank of the Blackstone River in Cumberland, Rhode Island. The marker is on the opposite river bank in Lincoln, RI by the Kelly House Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/8/2019

last visited: never

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Rhode Island Historical MarkersCalf Pasture Point Recreation Area - North Kingstown, Rhode Island USA

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An informational marker and site map of Calf Pasture Point Recreation Area in North Kingstown, Rhode Island includes a "You Are Here" indication at the southwest corner as marked by a red asterisk on the map.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 3/13/2019

last visited: never

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