Newport, Rhode Island, USA - The Walk on the Cliff

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C. Bryant
Appleton, 1872
Newport, Rhode Island, USA

The Walk on the Cliff

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Newport, Rhode Island, USA - Newport, from the Bay

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C. Bryant
Appleton, 1872
Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Newport, from the Bay

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, ... Read MORE...

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Newport, Rhode Island, USA - The Drive
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Newport, Rhode Island, USA

The Drive
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
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Newport, Rhode Island, USA - Commodore Perry's Statue and the
Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Commodore Perry's Statue and the "Old Mill"
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
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Newport, Rhode Island, USA - On the Beach
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Newport, Rhode Island, USA

On the Beach
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
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Newport, Rhode Island, USA - Old Fort Dumpling
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Old Fort Dumpling
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
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Newport, Rhode Island, USA - Ferry House and Opera House, from the Mall, Newport, R.I.
Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Ferry House and Opera House, from the Mall, Newport, R.I.
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Newport, Rhode Island, USA - Breakers, Newport, R. I.
Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Breakers, Newport, R. I.
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Newport, Rhode Island, USA - Newport, R. I. Lovers Lane.
Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Newport, R. I. Lovers Lane.
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Newport, Rhode Island, USA - Cliff View -
Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Cliff View - "The Breakers" and "Ochre Court". Newport, R. I.
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Newport, Rhode Island, USA -
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Newport, Rhode Island, USA - Naval Apprentices Parade
Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Naval Apprentices Parade
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Newport, Rhode Island, USA - Bathing Casino, Newport Beach, Newport, R.I.
Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Bathing Casino, Newport Beach, Newport, R.I.
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Newport is a city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Providence. Known as a New England summer resort and for the famous Newport Mansions, it is the home of Naval Station Newport, housing the United States Naval War College, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and a major United States Navy training center. The city is the seat of Newport County. Newport was known for being one of the "Summer White Houses" during the administration of President John F. Kennedy, and is the location of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.wikipedia


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1639 - May 8 - William Coddington founds Newport RI

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1678 - The first traffic law was created in 1678, when authorities banned galloping horses on local streets in Newport.

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1732 - First Newspaper in Rhode Island
The first [newspaper] in Rhode Island was "The Rhode Island Gazette," printed at Newport in 1732.

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News  1762 - August 22 - 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury

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1763 - December 2 - Touro shul of Newport RI dedicated (oldest existing US synagogue)

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1774 - The first circus in the United States was in Newport.

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1778 - August 8 - French and American forces besiege Newport, RI

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1780 - July 11 - French troops arrive at Newport, RI, to aid the American cause

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1819 - Newport
Newport, an ancient commercial posttown, and semi-metropolis of the State, is situated in the southwest section of Rhode-Island; 30 miles south by east of Providence, and 75 miles southwest from Boston. The township lies in an irregular, and somewhat of a semicircular form, and may be about 6 miles ...Read MORE...


1828 - St. Mary's, Rhode Island's oldest Roman Catholic parish was founded in 1828 in Newport.

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1862 - May 9 - US Naval Academy relocated from Annapolis MD to Newport, RI

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News  1866 - August 11 - World's 1st roller rink opens (Newport RI)

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News  1876 - Masonic Temple?
Two Newport, Rhode Island, antiquaries have been working away at the Old Stone null in hopes of finding a new theory. They are of opinion that it was built by Norse Freemasons as a Masonic Temple, with the symbolic seven pillars. One of their reasons is that the windows are in the east, south and...Read MORE...


News  1877 - Musings
An old lady at Newport, Rhode Island, talking of old times, told the following of a former belle of Newport, Miss Sally Champlin: 'She was a great beauty. She had rejected a great many fine offers, when one day there came a proud gentleman, who, meeting the same fate, did not take it so meekly as...Read MORE...


1881 - August 31 - 1st US men's single tennis championships (Newport, RI)

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1895 - The Breakers, Cornelius Vanderbilt's Newport mansion, completed

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News  1903 - SEAMAN LOSES LIFE DURING YACHT RACES - EMMENSE WAVES SWEEP HIM FROM THE COLUMBIA.
RELIANCE BREAKS A RECORD

This Is the First Time in the History of American 90-Footers That a Fatal Accident Has Occurred, Races Called Off.

Newport, R. I., July 2. - For the first time in the history of American 90-footers a fatal accident occurred today, Carl B. Olsen, a seaman on the old...Read MORE...



1904 - Judge Darius Baker imposed the first jail sentence for speeding in an automobile on August 28, 1904 in Newport.

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1906
Newport, a city, port of entry, and fashionable watering-place of 11 node Island, capital of Newport co. and until 1900 one of the capitals of the state, on Narragansett Bay and on the W. shore of the island of Rhode Island, about 70 miles (direct) S. by W. of the centre of Boston, on the New York, ...Read MORE...


News  1910 - OVERTURNED CAR TRAPS 11. ONE WOMAN SEVERELY HURT; OTHERS FAINT IN NEWPORT TROLLEY ACCIDENT.
Special to The New York Times.

Newport, R. I., June 3. - A vestibule car of the Newport & Fall River division of the Old Colony Street Railway Company, leaving Fall River at 6:10 o'clock this evening with eleven passengers, bound for points between that city and Newport, turned turtle thirty...Read MORE...



1930 - America's Cup Yacht Race held off Newport

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News  1943 - MORNING FIRE DAMAGES SHERMAN BUILDING - Blaze Believed To Have Started From Flue - Firemen in Hour and a Half Battle in Structure That Houses Daily News.
Fire believed to have started early Monday from a defective exhaust flue in the Sherman building which houses the Daily News, resulted in a stubborn partition blaze leading from the third floor ceiling, and caused firemen an hour and a half's fight before the recall was sounded. Precautionary...Read MORE...


1969 - Newport Bridge opened between Jamestown and Newport

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1647
George Lawton (23 September 1607 - 5 October 1693) & Elizabeth Hazard (bet. 1624-1630 - 8 November 1711)
married abt. 1647

1653
Henry Timberlake (1629 - bef. 1697) & Mary UNKNOWN (abt. 1635 - 10 September 1705)
married 1653

1675
Jonathan Davol (aft. 1643 - ) & Hannah Audley (27 July 1643 - aft. 1709)
married abt. 1675

1691
Joseph Rathbone (abt. 1667 - ) & Mary Mosher (1672 - aft. 26 December 1748 )
married 19 May 1691

1695
Jonathan Tripp (5 October 1671 - bef. 4 December 1706) & Martha Brownell (24 May 1678 - 6 July 1736)
married 22 August 1695

1705
Job Almy (3 March 1681 - 25 January 1767) & Bridget Sanford (abt. 1677 - bef. 1766)
married 6 December 1705

1719
Godfrey Malbone (18 January 1696 - 22 February 1768) & Katherine Scott (1700 - 28 November 1795)
married 18 October 1719

1725
Robert? John? Dunkin (abt. 1700 - ) & Martha Tosh (1705 - 25 February 1795)
married 8 December 1725

1861
Isaac Grinnell (11 September 1815 - ) & Mary Elizabeth Coggeshall (28 May 1843 - 25 November 1904 )
married 1 January 1861

1888
Frederick Almy Gifford (12 April 1867 - 4 July 1957 ) & Elizabeth Easton Tennant (5 April 1866 - 27 April 1904 )
married 25 April 1888
 




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