Compiled By HHA Member Lauri Arruda
Spanish American War
TC 12:251, 2 May 1898 – In accordance with Section 1 – Chapter 296 of the General Laws of Rhode Island you are hereby required to cause to be prepared an alphabetical list of all persons living in you town between the ages of 18 years and 45 years, liable to be enrolled by the laws of the United States, excepting those persons exempted by the provisions of said Chapter 296:
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Narragansett Town on Salt Pond
By HHA Member Theresa Prescott
For over 20 years, Public Archaeology Lab’s Jay Waller has been piecing together the lives and activities of Native Americans before European contact. My husband (Rick Prescott) and I recently took a course entitled “Rhode Island’s Cultural Landscape” with Mr. Waller at URI’s Osher Lifelong Learning Center. We learned a number of things about Native American history in Rhode Island and archaeological methods, but the most striking was the finding of a Narragansett “otan” (town) on Salt Pond in Narragansett, dating from 1300 to 1400 AD. Continue reading “Narragansett Town on Salt Pond”
GETTING THERE – Part 2 …….
The Construction & Impact of I-95 in Richmond, RI
By HHA Member Richard G. Prescott with Richard Wolke, President of the Richmond Historical Society
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In 2010 Richard Wolke, president of the Richmond Historical Society, and I met to discuss our mutual interest in local history. As a result of that meeting we decided to engage in a joint project that would be of interest to people in both of our towns.
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