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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...


  • 1854 - Westerly
    Westerly, a thriving post-village of Washington co., Rhode Island, on the Pawcatuck river, the boundary between Rhode Island and Connecticut, and on...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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    Plain Dealer
    Ohio
    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...


  • 1895 - Westerly
    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....Read MORE...


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


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    Bradford Depot
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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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    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
  • 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...


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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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    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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    West Broad Street, Westerly, R. I.
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    West Broad Street
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    The Colonial Club, 1913
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    New Junior High School
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    The Wigwam, Misquamicut, R.I.
  • 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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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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The Wigwam, Misquamicut, R.I.
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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
    Author Sir David... Read MORE...

  • 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...

  • 1854 - Westerly
    Westerly, a thriving post-village of Washington co., Rhode Island, on the Pawcatuck river, the boundary between Rhode Island and Connecticut, and on... 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.

    genealogybank.com
    Plain Dealer
    Ohio
    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...

  • 1895 - Westerly
    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.... 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)

    historyorb.com
  • 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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