East Providence

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The town of East Providence was incorporated in 1862, the same year it was "traded" to Rhode Island by Massachusetts. Nearly one hundred years later, in 1961, East Providence was selected as an "All American City" by Look magazine. Although residents of East Providence are proud of the development their city has seen in the twentieth century, there still remains among them a great deal of allegiance to the community's small-town heritage. The East Providence Historical Society pays tribute to that nostalgic sense in this delightful collection of photographs from the first one hundred years of the town's existence.
ISBN: 9780738544571
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Rhode Island
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The three sections of East Providence are all brought to life in this remarkable series of over two hundred vintage images. From Watchemoket, the town's gateway and political center, to the industrial base of Rumford and Phillipsdale, and finally to Riverside-the Coney Island of New England-this compilation uncovers the diversity and rich texture of the community's heritage. A meander through these pages can mean recollection and reminiscence for older people and revelation for the young. The East Providence Historical Society invites you to join them on this intriguing journey into the past.
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