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Sakonnet Point Perspectives by James C. Garman and Michelle G. Styger

 Item — Volume: 1 volume
Identifier: 2013-19

Scope and Contents

Fascinating new local history on Sakonnet Point, Little Compton, RI traces the history of the Point from the time of the Sakonnet Indians, through Colonial Times, Sakonnet's Resort and Steamship era, Prohibition, World War II and the Hurricanes of 1938, 1944 and 1954. Over 40 oral and written histories are interwoven into the book's narrative history. Dozens of historic images. This book is the result of a collaboration between The Little Compton Historical Society, The Friends of the Sakonnet Lighthouse and the Sakonnet Preservation Association. It documents the importance of Sakonnet Point from a variety of perspectives, historical, cultural, economic and environmental.

Publisher: Little Compton Historical Society

ISBN: 98270691X, 9780982706916

Length: 138, [2] p. ; 23 cm.


  • 2011


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Conditions Governing Access

No special restrictions unless otherwise specified.

Conditions Governing Use

© Little Compton Historical Society, 2011 We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Biographical / Historical

The Little Compton Historical Society was incorporated in 1937 to preserve the history and cultural heritage of Little Compton for the enrichment and enjoyment of the general public. The Society fulfills this mission by:

Maintaining and restoring selected local sites of historical significance including the Wilbor House property dating from 1690 and the early 19th century Friends Meeting House;

Collecting, conserving and interpreting historical documents and objects linked to the houses, farms, and families of Little Compton;

Conducting education and outreach programs and issuing publications to share information and stimulate interest in the area’s history.


.02 Cubic Feet (1 volume)


One published volume of Sakonnet Point Perspectives by James C. Garman and Michelle G. Styger, published by the Little Compton Historical Society.

Custodial History

Publication was gifted to the State Archives by the Little Compton Historical Society on March 26, 2013.


No accruals are anticipated at this time.

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Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

33 Broad Street
Providence RI 02903 USA