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Jamestown Historical Society (Jamestown, R.I.) (1912-)



  • Existence: 1912-

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Jamestown: A History of Narragansett Bay's Island Town by Rosemary Enright & Sue Maden

 Item — Volume 2 volumes
Identifier: 2014-28.1
Abstract Jamestown's history has been formed--both for good and ill--by its geography. The town officially encompasses three islands in Narragansett Bay--Conanicut, Dutch and Gould--plus a number of small islets known as "dumplings." Jamestown was part of the larger world when merchants and travelers used the common roadway of the bay. As the speed of transportation on land increased, that same bay isolated the town. Reliable ferry transport fostered the growth of a low-key resort, and the bridges...
Dates: Publication: 2010