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Tiverton and Little Compton, Rhode Island: Historic Tales of the Outer Plantations
     

Tiverton and Little Compton, Rhode Island: Historic Tales of the Outer Plantations

by Richard V. Simpson
 

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Tiverton and Little Compton sit perched off the mainland of Rhode Island, where they have carved out a unique culture and history for centuries. The sketches contained in this book provide an in-depth look at the region, tracing its evolution through architecture, like the Nathaniel Briggs House, believed to be the oldest in the region; through industry, detailing

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Tiverton and Little Compton sit perched off the mainland of Rhode Island, where they have carved out a unique culture and history for centuries. The sketches contained in this book provide an in-depth look at the region, tracing its evolution through architecture, like the Nathaniel Briggs House, believed to be the oldest in the region; through industry, detailing the establishment of the Old Colony and Newport Railroad; and through some of the region's famous people and events. Learn how General William Barton captured British general Prescott in 1777 and how Captain Benjamin Church became a heroic Indian fighter, defeating King Philip. Author Richard V. Simpson traces the inextricably linked history of these two towns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609497835
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Series:
American Chronicles Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
901,585
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Richard V. Simpson is a native Rhode Islander who has always lived within walking distance to Narragansett Bay. He has published nearly twenty books on a wide range of topics, including local history and sailing.

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