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The present day Shawomet Baptist Church at 1542 West Shore Road in Warwick traces its origins back to the old Six Principle Baptist Church. According to the meager records on ecclesiastical history … more
The burning of the British revenue schooner on June 9, 1772 by a group of Rhode Islanders is one of the most significant events leading to the American colonists’ break with Great Britain. It has … more
The devastating multi-million dollar fire that broke out in Apponaug on September 6, 1969 destroyed nearly all the buildings of the once powerful and prosperous Apponaug Company and marked an end to … 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
From its very early Colonial Period, Rhode Island has drawn the hatred, scorn and ridicule of its neighbors. While there are many episodes that have been noted to Rhode Island’s discredit, the 1924 … more
For most of the 19th century, Apponaug’s existence revolved around the town offices and the mills. Because of its location along Post Road, Apponaug often set the tone for the rest of the town. The … 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
The congregation at Temple Am David at 40 Gardiner St. in Warwick is a vibrant, growing entity devoted to the concept of promoting the ideals of Conservative Judaism and performing service to the … more
Woodbury Union Church, Presbyterian has guided and sustained its congregation through some of the most trying times of the 20th century. These included the Depression, hurricanes in 1938 and 1954, … more
The textile manufacturing business that Caleb Greene had established in Apponaug in 1809 prospered for a time. By the second half of the 19th century, however, the Greene mills had suffered some … more
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