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Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

"Bristol, a port of entry and capital of Bristol co., R.I., is on Narragansett Bay, and on the Providence, Warren & Bristol Railroad, 15 miles S.S.F. of Providence, and 13 miles N. of Newport. It is in Bristol township, which is a peninsula surrounded by water on all sides except the north, and is separated from the city of Fall River by Mount Hope Bay. It has a high school, 2 national banks, 2 savings banks, 7 churches, a ship-yard, a sugar-refinery, 2 cotton mills, and manufactures of rubber goods employing 1000 hands. This town may be reached by the Old Colony Rail road via Bristol Ferry. A weekly newspaper is published here. Near Bristol is an eminence called Mount Hope, which affords a beautiful view of the bay. Pop. 5478."

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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Benjamin Church, Home for Aged Men, Bristol, R. I.

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Court House and High Street, Bristol, R. I.

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Bristol Ferry Light House, Bristol, R.I. (1910)

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1785 - Since 1785 Bristol has the longest running, unbroken series of 4th of July Independence Day observances in the country.

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1819 - Bristol
Bristol is an ancient, wealthy commercial post township, port of entry, and seat of justice of the...Read MORE...

News  1820 - Vessels Captured
Three vessels belonging to Bristol, Rhode Island, have been captured by the British Brig Thistle,...Read MORE...

1859
BRISTOL, a township, port-of-entry, and cap. of Bristol county, in Rhode Island. On the E side of...Read MORE...

News  1873 - Railway Accident.
PROVIDENCE, July 21. - To-day a passenger train on the Bristol Railroad ran into a head of cattle...Read MORE...

News  1886 - Many Silver Dollars
It is said that in the small town of Bristol, Rhode Island, for several years before the war a...Read MORE...

1887 - The first torpedo boat "Stiletto" was built in Bristol in 1887.

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1916
Bristol, a port of entry (with Warren) and capital of Bristol co., R.I., is on Narragansett Bay and ...Read MORE...

News  1926 - FIREWORKS BLAST KILLS FOUR IN R. I.
SCORE OF OTHER HURT AT BRISTOL PLANT; 4 BUILDINGS WRECKED.
OWNER, HIS WIFE, SON AND SON-IN-LAW...Read MORE...


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