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West Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, USA
West Warwick is a town in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 29,581 at the 2000 census.

West Warwick was incorporated in 1913, making it the youngest town in the state. Prior to 1913, the town, situated on the western bank of the Pawtuxet River, was the population and industrial center of the larger town of Warwick. The town split because local Democrat politicians wanted to consolidate their power and isolate their section of town from the Republican dominated farmland in the east. Since then, the town of West Warwick has fallen on hard times after the collapse of the state's textile industry, while Warwick has gone on to be the state's second largest city and commercial center.

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  • 1834 - The Original Bradford Soap Works was built in 1834


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    Greetings from West Warwick, R. I.
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    St. John's Convent, West Warwick, R. I.
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    Car Barn, Clyde, R.I.
    postmarked 1908
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    French Parochial School, Arctic, R.I.
    postmarked 1910
  • 1913 - West Warwick is a New Town Now
    Warwick, R. I., Nov. 4 - Today's election added a new town to Rhode Island. The town of West Warwick, authorized to separate from the town of Warwick ...Read MORE...


  • News 1919 - West Warwick Liquor Men Are Opposed to 2.75 Beer
    Prominent liquor dealers in West Warwick are strongly opposed to the movement of brewers throughout the country to secure the privilege of...Read MORE...


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    Railroad Station, West Warwick, R.I.
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    L'Eglise St. Jean Baptiste, Arctic Centre, R.I.
  • 1922 - As early as 1922, town leaders recognized the need for a unified fire department.
    In that year, town council members passed an act authorizing the Warwick/ Coventry, Crompton, Riverpoint, and Phenix fire departments to be abolished...Read MORE...


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    Valley Farms Dairy bottle
  • 2003 - Nightclub fire in West Warwick, 100 die




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Greetings from West Warwick, R. I.


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St. John's Convent, West Warwick, R. I.

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
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Car Barn, Clyde, R.I.
postmarked 1908

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
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French Parochial School, Arctic, R.I.
postmarked 1910

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
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L'Eglise St. Jean Baptiste, Arctic Centre, R.I.

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
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Railroad Station, West Warwick, R.I.

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
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Valley Farms Dairy bottle
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  • 1834 - The Original Bradford Soap Works was built in 1834
  • 1913 - West Warwick is a New Town Now
    Warwick, R. I., Nov. 4 - Today's election added a new town to Rhode Island. The town of West Warwick, authorized to separate from the town of Warwick ... Read MORE...

  • News  1919 - West Warwick Liquor Men Are Opposed to 2.75 Beer
    Prominent liquor dealers in West Warwick are strongly opposed to the movement of brewers throughout the country to secure the privilege of... Read MORE...

  • 1922 - As early as 1922, town leaders recognized the need for a unified fire department.
    In that year, town council members passed an act authorizing the Warwick/ Coventry, Crompton, Riverpoint, and Phenix fire departments to be abolished... Read MORE...

  • 2003 - Nightclub fire in West Warwick, 100 die

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