Washington County, Rhode Island (Images of America Series)

Washington County, Rhode Island (Images of America Series)

by Joseph P. Soares
     
 

In honor of George Washington and the colonists' separation from the king's rule, the territory once known as Kings County was renamed Washington County. Rich in history, this once densely wooded region was transformed, and by the dawn of the 20th century, many villages and hamlets had taken root. In the early 1900s, photographer Walter Rogers captured the

Overview


In honor of George Washington and the colonists' separation from the king's rule, the territory once known as Kings County was renamed Washington County. Rich in history, this once densely wooded region was transformed, and by the dawn of the 20th century, many villages and hamlets had taken root. In the early 1900s, photographer Walter Rogers captured the evolution of this area, and the images in Washington County are all drawn from his collection of glass-plate negatives. The text originates from historic accounts during this period. Readers will encounter pirate treasure in Richmond, sea serpents, Kickapoo Indian medicine men, village mishaps, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738539201
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
01/15/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Author Joseph P. Soares, an avid historian and member of the Hopkinton Historical Society, has lived in Washington County his entire life. It has been an honor for Soares to record for future generations the great work of photographer Walter Rogers.

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