Pawtuxet, Rhode Island

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Founded in 1638, Pawtuxet is one of Rhode Island's oldest and most historic villages. The Pawtuxet River divides this unique settlement almost in half; the northern section belongs to Cranston and the southern to Warwick. The village is a distinct entity, however, and the object of much pride. After making significant contributions to our nation's fight for freedom—the British schooner Gaspee was burned off the shores of this village in the first act of violence in the American Revolution—Pawtuxet became known as a prosperous seaport and, later, as the home of Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet, an entertainment mecca that attracted visitors from far and wide. Many a couple met and courted at this exquisite resort, whose charms included ballroom dancing, big band music, canoe rentals, and regional culinary fare. The village of Pawtuxet has retained much of its attractive historical character over the years; by-passed by new roads and superhighways, Pawtuxet's heritage has been preserved.
ISBN: 9780738564098
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Rhode Island
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Donald A. D'Amato and Henry A.L. Brown are Warwick residents whose interest in local history goes back almost as far as their friendship. Their affection for the area is inspiring, and the contribution of this book toward the recorded history of Pawtuxet will be appreciated for generations to come.
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