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Enright, Rosemary, 1940-



  • Existence: 1940-

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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

Legendary Locals of Jamestown by Rosemary Enright & Sue Maden

 Item — Volume 1 volume
Identifier: 2014-28.2
Abstract When Caleb Carr, one of the 101 men who purchased Conanicut and Dutch Islands in 1657, petitioned the General Assembly to incorporate Jamestown in 1678, the town had 150 inhabitants. The community thrived until the American Revolution, when the British occupation drove away many people. Nicholas Carr and John Eldred both remained, rebelling in their own ways. The town recovered slowly, and its character changed with modernized modes of transportation. Steam ferries, introduced in 1873,...
Dates: Publication: 2010