So, You Think You Know Rhode Island?: People, Places, Folklore, Trivia and Treasures (Paperback)

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So, You Think You Know Rhode Island? lays out a significant base of knowledge for each region of the state, including famous men and women who have made significant important to each community. A section, "Do You Know," brings forth some little-known facts that contribute to the distinctness of Rhode Island. The photo section will test the reader's knowledge of buildings, views, and objects commonly seen but not necessarily recognized. There is a trivia chapter that will test the reader's knowledge about some well-known and lesser-known facts.


The book ends with the "Treasures" of Rhode Island. These are the institutions and places that make Rhode Island a remarkable place to live and work. Some of the treasures are cultural, some are natural, and some are historical, but each contributes to the quality of life available in the state of Rhode Island. The region and its people have something distinct and appealing to offer everyone.


So, You Think You Know Rhode Island? will educate, enrich, and entertain the reader.


So, Did You Know This About the Rhode Island?

The Isaac Bell House, one of the Newport Mansions, is an immediate draw for every student of architecture who visits the city of Newport. The Preservation Society also believes this to be the case. When they acquired it, it was barely furnished. They have kept it that way so the emphasis stays on the architecture.

- Astor's Beechwood in Newport was purchased by William Backhouse Astor Jr., John Jacob Astor's grandson in 1881. His wife Caroline thought so much of this that she requested that you refer to her as "The Mrs. Astor."

- Roger Williams University in Bristol started as a spinoff of Northeastern in Boston.

- In the 1950's, when crews were building a gymnasium at the Nonquit School, 15 skeletons were discovered.

- When you visit the University of Rhode Island Bay Campus, you are actually visiting the location of a World War II POW Camp. Nearby Fort Kearney was established in 1943 at a "DeNazifying" center.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781928758099
ISBN-10: 1928758096
Publisher: Omni Publishing Co.
Publication Date: August 22nd, 2023
Pages: 162
Language: English