Westerly, Rhode Island (Postcard History Series)
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Westerly, Rhode Island (Postcard History Series)

by Joseph P. Soares
     
 

Westerly is a stunning coastal community located in Rhode Island's southwest corner. It is rich in history, being the first town incorporated in the King's Province and the fifth town in the colony. These pages offer a glimpse of everyday life in old Westerly as well as amusing mishaps and historical events that have been hidden until now. Many colonial patriots,

Overview


Westerly is a stunning coastal community located in Rhode Island's southwest corner. It is rich in history, being the first town incorporated in the King's Province and the fifth town in the colony. These pages offer a glimpse of everyday life in old Westerly as well as amusing mishaps and historical events that have been hidden until now. Many colonial patriots, such as Benjamin Franklin, left their footprints upon the sandy soil of this tranquil place. Westerly also abounds with commercial heritage, such as the shipbuilding industry on the banks of the Pawcatuck River and the granite industry, which made Westerly famous. In addition this volume captures the tragic events that touched the majestic shores and strong citizens of Westerly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738549507
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Author Joseph P. Soares, a local historian and a member of the Hopkinton and Westerly Historical Societies, has lived in Washington County his entire life. This is his second volume with Arcadia Publishing. It has been an honor for Soares to record for future generations some of Westerly's rich historic past.

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