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The church corporation indicated that it was to be interdenominational, and this met with the approval of those who attended the meeting. Immediately after, an application for a charter was made and … more
Historians down through the years have held different opinions regarding Captain William Kidd. Some have characterized him as a most notorious pirate while others have claimed he was innocent of any … more
In addition to the stately home built by Caleb Greene on Centerville Road, there are a number of other fine houses in Apponaug that date back to the same period. A short walk south from the Greene … more
For nearly four decades, the Apponaug Company continued to be Warwick’s most significant employer. For many of the immigrants who lived in Apponaug and West Warwick, the company was their sole … more
The Assembly of God is one of the late 20th century churches established in Warwick. Located at 425 Sandy Lane, the church was started in 1970 by the Reverend Stephen Piper. Originally, Rev. Piper … more
One of Apponaug’s longest continuously used buildings is the one known to thousands of Rhode Islanders as the Father & Son Café. Its history as a restaurant began before World War II and has … more
In addition to Warwick Central Baptist Church and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Apponaug also has a Catholic church in the immediate vicinity on Post Road and the Apponaug Pentacostal Church at the … more
One of the young boys who most likely played on or around the cannon that had been acquired by the Kentish Artillery not long after the organization was founded was Oliver Cromwell Wilbur. During his … more
In 1690 Rhode Island’s captain Thomas Paine (1632-1715), accused on numerous occasions of piracy, drove French pirates from Block Island and became a celebrated hero. The pirates, under the … more
Some of the events that occurred on the political scene in Rhode Island in 1923 and 1924 were so bizarre and juvenile that the small state attracted nationwide attention. When some of the schemes … more
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