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Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

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

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


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  • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
    Gov. Wm. Bradford House (Mt. Hope Lands. Over 100 Years Old)

    Built in 1745
    Postcard
  • 1785 - Since 1785 Bristol has the longest running, unbroken series of 4th of July Independence Day observances in the country.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ rhode-island.html

  • 1819 - Bristol
    Bristol is an ancient, wealthy commercial post township, port of entry, and seat of justice of the county, situated on the eastern shore of the...Read MORE...


  • News 1820 - Vessels Captured
    Three vessels belonging to Bristol, Rhode Island, have been captured by the British Brig Thistle, all with full cargoes of slaves, and sent to Sierra ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Bristol
    Bristol, a port of entry, and seat of justice of Bristol county, Rhode Island, on a peninsula extending S. into Narraganset bay, 16 miles 8. 8. E....Read MORE...


  • 1859
    BRISTOL, a township, port-of-entry, and cap. of Bristol county, in Rhode Island. On the E side of Narragansett bay, 18 m. SE of Providence. It has a...Read MORE...


  • News 1873 - Railway Accident.
    PROVIDENCE, July 21. - To-day a passenger train on the Bristol Railroad ran into a head of cattle two miles this side of Bristol. The engine and one...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 young man named Cole was in the habit of throwing...Read MORE...


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

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ rhode-island.html

  • 1892 - Bristol
    Bristol is one of the most interesting towns in Rhode Island, both in the beauty of its location and the antiquity of its history, which dates back...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Bristol
    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....Read MORE...


  • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
    St. Mary Church
    Postcard
  • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
    Benjamin Church, Home for Aged Men, Bristol, R. I.
    Postcard
  • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
    Court House and High Street, Bristol, R. I.
    Postcard
  • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
    Church Street, 1905
    Postcard
  • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
    The Ferry Road
    Postcard
  • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
    First Baptist Church and Walley School
    Postcard
  • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
    Constitution St Depot
    Postcard
  • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
    Herreshoff Boat Works
    Postcard
  • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
    St. Elizabeth Church (Portuguese Catholic)
    Postcard
  • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
    Bristol Ferry Light House, Bristol, R.I. (1910)
    Postcard
  • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
    Post Office and Custom House, 1911
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Bristol, a port of entry (with Warren) and capital of Bristol co., R.I., is on Narragansett Bay and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 15...Read MORE...


  • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
    De Wolf Inn, 1916
    Postcard
  • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
    Bird's-Eye View
    Postcard
  • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
    Entrance to Colt Road and Mill Cut Bridge, Poppasquash
    Postcard
  • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
    National Rubber Co., 1920
    Postcard
  • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
    Foot of Church Street
    Postcard
  • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
    Hotel Belvedere
    Postcard
  • 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 DEATH VICTIMS - BODIES BADLY MANGLED - HOUSES NEARBY...Read MORE...


  • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
    Colt High School
    Postcard
  • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
    Roger Williams College
    Postcard


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Bristol, Rhode Island, USA


Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

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Gov. Wm. Bradford House (Mt. Hope Lands. Over 100 Years Old)

Built in 1745

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

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

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

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

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
St. Mary Church

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Church Street, 1905

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
The Ferry Road

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
First Baptist Church and Walley School

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

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

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Constitution St Depot

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Herreshoff Boat Works

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
St. Elizabeth Church (Portuguese Catholic)

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Post Office and Custom House, 1911

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
De Wolf Inn, 1916

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Bird's-Eye View

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Entrance to Colt Road and Mill Cut Bridge, Poppasquash

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
National Rubber Co., 1920

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Foot of Church Street

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Hotel Belvedere

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Colt High School

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Roger Williams College

History, News and Stories of Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

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

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ rhode-island.html
  • 1819 - Bristol
    Bristol is an ancient, wealthy commercial post township, port of entry, and seat of justice of the county, situated on the eastern shore of the... Read MORE...

  • News  1820 - Vessels Captured
    Three vessels belonging to Bristol, Rhode Island, have been captured by the British Brig Thistle, all with full cargoes of slaves, and sent to Sierra ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Bristol
    Bristol, a port of entry, and seat of justice of Bristol county, Rhode Island, on a peninsula extending S. into Narraganset bay, 16 miles 8. 8. E.... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    BRISTOL, a township, port-of-entry, and cap. of Bristol county, in Rhode Island. On the E side of Narragansett bay, 18 m. SE of Providence. It has a... Read MORE...

  • News  1873 - Railway Accident.
    PROVIDENCE, July 21. - To-day a passenger train on the Bristol Railroad ran into a head of cattle two miles this side of Bristol. The engine and one... 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 young man named Cole was in the habit of throwing... Read MORE...

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

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ rhode-island.html
  • 1892 - Bristol
    Bristol is one of the most interesting towns in Rhode Island, both in the beauty of its location and the antiquity of its history, which dates back... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Bristol
    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.... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Bristol, a port of entry (with Warren) and capital of Bristol co., R.I., is on Narragansett Bay and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 15... 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 DEATH VICTIMS - BODIES BADLY MANGLED - HOUSES NEARBY... Read MORE...

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