Historical Society speaker
In a presentation to the Cranston Historical Society on May 27 at the Governor Sprague Mansion, George W. Shuster Jr. of Warwick who is pro bono counsel to the Rocky Point Foundation, a non-profit established to help preserve the historic heritage and environment of Rocky Point, offered an illustrated exhibit on the 150-year relationship between the park and Rhode Island workers. Shuster tied the rise and decline of the amusement park to Rhode Island’s labor movement; the proximity of large Rhode Island manufacturing centers, and cheap and accessible public transportation to Rocky Point in the 19th and 20th centuries. The future of Rocky Point was also explored, with suggestions ranging from preservation to the complete resurrection of an amusement park. Here Shuster, at right, is joined by Resident Manager of the mansion Gregg Mierka; Society Vice President Frank DelSanto; Secretary Mary Mierka; and President Sandra Moyer.