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A Brief History of the Colony of Rhode Island, 1630-1690 __ General look at early Rhode Island history. - From celebrateboston.com - http://www.celebrateboston.com/history/rhode-island.htm

Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations __ "Providence Plantation was an American colony of English settlers founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, a theologian, independent preacher, and linguist on land gifted by the Narragansett sachem, Canonicus. Williams, fleeing from religious persecution in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, agreed with his fellow settlers on an egalitarian constitution providing for majority rule "in civil things"   An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_of_Rhode_Island_and_Providence_Plantations

Facts & History - RI.gov : Rhode Island Government : __ Fun facts and trivia about Rhode Island history. - From State of Rhode Island - http://www.ri.gov/facts/

Find a Grave - Rhode Island ___Brief biographies of 192 'famous' citizens, many with information about their claims to fame, causes of death and burial places, and photos. - Illustrated - From Find a Grave - http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=state&FSstateid=42

Historical Museum Guide for Rhode Island __ A directory of Historical Museums in Rhode Island, categorized by county. - illustrated - From censusfinder.com - http://www.censusfinder.com/rhode-island-historical-museums.htm

History of Rhode Island __ "Native American inhabitants, including the Narragansett tribe and the closely related Niantic tribe, occupied most of the area now known as Rhode Island. Most of the Native Americans were decimated by European diseases and warfare with the Europeans." An encyclopedic article about the history of Rhode Island. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Rhode_Island

The History of Rhode Island __ A look at the early history of Rhode Island. - From kindredtrails.com - http://www.kindredtrails.com/Rhode_Island_History-1.html 

Rhode Island ___A good overview of the history of Rhode Island, plus statistics, demographic information, and links to "... selected famous natives and residents." - Illustrated - From Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108266.html 

 

Rhode Island and Providence Plantation___"... for many years Rhode Island was the most turbulent of all the New England colonies." The story is here. - Text only - From Henry William Elson - http://www.usahistory.info/New-England/Rhode-Island.html 

Rhode Island Ghost Towns ___These brief reports about this state's ghost towns are submitted by viewers. - Map - From Ghosttowns.com - http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/ri/ri.html 

Rhode Island History __ An online history of Rhode Island in nine chapters. - From State of Rhode Island General Assembly - http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/RhodeIslandHistory/rodehist.html

Rhode Island - History __ A general overview of Rhode Island history with links to related materials. - From city-data.com - http://www.city-data.com/states/Rhode-Island-History.html

Rhode Island History - Historic Sites - Genealogy Resources __ "Learn about the history of the state of Rhode Island, plus find Rhode Island historic sites, genealogical resources, and other interesting facts and trivia." - From about.com - http://gonewengland.about.com/od/rihistory/Rhode_Island_History_Historic_Sites.htm

Rhode Island History, USGenWeb Project __ "A brief history of the state, from RIGenWeb. Includes a timeline and links to maps showing past changes in state and county boundaries." - From rootsweb.com - http://www.rootsweb.com/~rigenweb/history.html

Rhode Island History Timeline __ Annotated timeline of Rhode Island history and a brief overview. - From history-timelines.org.uk - http://www.history-timelines.org.uk/american-timelines/39-rhode-island-history-timeline.htm

The Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association __ Learn about the organization, goals, accomplishments, membership information and more. - illustrated - From rijha.org - http://www.rijha.org/

Rhode Island State Flag History __ History and images of Rhode Island State flag. - illustrated - From scribd.com - http://www.scribd.com/doc/2437051/Rhode-Island-State-Flag-History 

Rhode Island Timeline of State History __ "Provides a chronological timeline of important events and dates in this state's history. Includes a guide to this state's official symbols, emblems, and mascots." - From shgresources.com - http://www.shgresources.com/ri/timeline/

RI.gov : Rhode Island Government : Facts & History __ Many resources about the history of Rhode Island. - From State Government of Rhode Island - http://www.ri.gov/facts/index.php?subcategory=&linkgroup=106 


 
State of Rhode Island History ___Not an attractive page, but the facts are here. Historic Rhode Island - Text only - From NorthEastern Genealogy - http://www.negenealogy.com/ri/ri_state/history.htm 

The US50 - A Guide to the State of Rhode Island ___A general overview of the history of Rhode Island and brief biographies of historic figures. - Text only - From Erik Schubach and TheUS50.com - http://www.theus50.com/rhodeisland/history.php

What did you do in the war, Grandma? __ You will find a history of Rhode Island women during World War II. - illustrated - From brown.edu - http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/WWII_Women/

 
 

 

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