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Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

"Scituate, a township of Providence co, R.I. Pop. 4101."

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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Moswansicut Lake, Looking Across to B. F. Smith's Farm

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Battey Meeting House

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Old Mill Ruins, No. Scituate

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Baptist Church, Kent

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Four Corners, North Scituate

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Main Street looking East, North Scituate

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Smith's Dairy Farm, No. Scituate, R.I. (1909)

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Card's Corner, No. Scituate


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Cotton Mills, No. Scituate

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The Iron Bridge, North Scituate

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Pentecostal Collegiate Institute, North Scituate

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Post Office and Public Market, North Scituate
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History and News of Scituate, Rhode Island, USA

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  • Scituate was first settled in 1710 by emigrants from Scituate, Massachusetts. The original spelling of the town's name was "Satuit", a native Indian word meaning "cold brook" or "cold river." The town was a part of Providence until 1731.
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  • Foster was incorporated as a separate town in 1781, taking the western half of Scituate.
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  • In 1788 Scituate representative, militia general and Supreme Court Justice William West led an armed anti-federalist mob of farmers into Providence to protest the U.S. Constitution
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  • In 1791 the U.S. Supreme Court decided its first case, West v. Barnes, regarding a farm in Scituate.
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  • 1819 - Scituate
    Scituate is a considerable post township, situated twelve miles west from Providence; bounded on the north by Gloucester, on the east by Johnston, on ... Read MORE...

  • News  1834 - Attempted Bank Robbery
    A daring attempt,as we learn from the Providence Journal, was made on the morning of the 21st inst before daylight, to rob the Citizens Union Bank of ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Scituate, a township (town) of Providence co., R.I. Pop. in 1900, 3361. Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
  • In 1915, the Rhode Island General Assembly voted to take 14,800 acres (60 km2) of land in Scituate (38% of the town) to create a reservoir to supply fresh water to greater Providence.
    This project resulted in the condemnation of "1,195 buildings, including 375 houses, seven schools, six churches, six mills, thirty dairy farms,... Read MORE...

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