Historic Taverns of Rhode Island
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"This book chronicles a number of Rhode Island's historic taverns and the stories contained within their walls. Some of the taverns include: The Mowry Tavern, which was the site of political gatherings, protests and religious observances under Roger Williams; The Benedict Arnold Tavern built in 1693; The White Horse Tavern, which soon became the meeting place for Rhode Island legislators; and the Ruff Stone Tavern in North Providence was an establishment with a long history, having served as a pub, a stop on the Underground Railroad and a speakeasy during prohibition. "
The History Press
: 9781609495831
: The History Press
: 05/22/2012
: Rhode Island
: Landmarks
: 66 Black And White
: 160
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Robert A. Geake is a local historian and author whose previous books include A History of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island: Keepers of the Bay, from The History Press, and A Toll, a Tavern and a Farm, printed for the Pawtucket Preservation Society. Mr. Geake is an associate of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University and a member of the Rhode Island Historical Society. He has lived for nearly thirty years in the farmhouse that James Pidge built in 1860, just above his tavern on the Post Road, and Mr. Geake is the home-brewer of "Old Pidge Ales."
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