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Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, USA

"Wes’terly, a post-village in Westerly township, Washington co., R.I., on the Pawcatuck River and the Stoning ton & Providence Railroad, 6 miles N.E. of Stonington, and 44 miles S.S.W. of Providence. Small vessels can ascend the river to this place. It contains 9 churches, a high school, a superior hotel which cost $300,000, 4 national banks, 3 savings-banks, a newspaper office, gas-works, and a public library. It has extensive manufactures of flannel and cotton goods, and quarries of excellent granite which is capable of receiving a high polish. The township is bounded on the S. by the Atlantic. The granite-quarries employ from 600 to 1000 men. Some of the finest buildings of Providence, Hartford, and New Haven have been built of this granite. Pop. of township (1890), 6813."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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R. R. Station, Westerly, R.I.

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Noyes Beach and Weekapaug Inn., Westerly, R.I.

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Elm Street, Westerly, R.I.

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Bradford Depot

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Casino at Wequetequock near Westerly, R.I.

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Christ Church, 1905

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Episcopal Church

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High Street from Dixon House Square


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Congregational Church, 1907

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Street View showing Post Office and Library

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St. Michael's Church, 1907

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Church of the Immaculate Conception

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Junction High & Broad Sts.

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White Rock Mill, near Westerly, R.I., 1909

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West Broad Street, Westerly, R. I.

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West Broad Street


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Library

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A Scene on the Pawcatuck River

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West Broad Street High School

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Entrance to Wilcox Park

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The Colonial Club, 1913

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New Junior High School

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History and News of Westerly, Rhode Island, USA

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  • 1800 - Washington Bank Established
    In 1800, Washington Bank was established in Westerly with capital of $50,000.

    The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, Volume 3
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  • News  1803 - 16 people aged 1,444 years
    There are now living, in the town of Westerly, in the state of Rhode Island, sixteen persons, the amount of whose ages is, 1,444 years. The oldest... Read MORE...

  • 1819 - Westerly
    Westerly is a maritime post township, situated in the southwest corner of the State, 36 miles southwest from Providence, and 35 west by south from... Read MORE...

  • News  1858 - A man in Westerly, Rhode Island, recently married a girl thirteen years of age, and committed suicide by hanging himself in a few days afterwards.
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    January 4, 1858
  • News  1881 - Bigger than stones in Egypt
    At the Westerly quarries, Rhode Island, a single stone 150 feet long, ten feet wide and eight feet thick, weighing more than 1,000 tons, has been... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - Died at 108
    Mrs. Charlotte Leclair of Westerly, R. I., died yesterday morning at the age of 108 years and six months. She was born in La Prairie, a small town in ... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - TURKEY FOR THE PRESIDENT - A Rhode Island Bird Picked Out for Thanksgiving at the White House
    PROVIDENCE, R. I. The Westerly turkey king has picked out the turkey which it is expected will grace President McKinley's table at the White House on ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Westerly, a post-village in Westerly township (town), Washington CO., R.I., on the Pawcatuck River and the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 44... Read MORE...

  • 1932 - September 16 - 30.8 cm rainfall at Westerly, Rhode Island (state record)
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  • News  1944 - HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.
    ...Westerly R. I. Hit.
    The Rhode Island shore felt the first blast of the Atlantic hurricane about 9 p.m. last night. Communications were... Read MORE...

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