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Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA
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Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA

"Portsmouth, a post-township of Newport co., R.I., on Narragansett Bay, about 20 miles S. by E. of Providence. It comprises the northern part of the island of Aquidneck or Rhode Island, and is traversed by the Old Colony Rail road. It has 4 churches, and has manufactures of copper, iron, and steel, and coal-mines. Pop. 1893."

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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Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA

Dance Hall, Island Park, Portsmouth, R.I.

Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA

Sandy Pint Farm, the Residence of Mr. Reginald C. Vanderbilt, showing Residence, Office and Stables, Portsmouth, near Newport, R. I.

Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA

Quaker Church, Portsmouth, R.I. (1910)

Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA

Train Station

Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA

Wreckage on the Main Road at Island Park, Portsmouth, R.I.
The Great New England Hurricane of 1938
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History of / News About Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA

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1638 - Portsmouth was settled in 1638 by a group of religious dissenters from Boston Colony, including Dr. John Clarke, William Coddington, and Anne Hutchinson. It is named after Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.

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1673 - Mysterious death of Rebecca Cornell in Portsmouth
In 1673 Rebecca Cornell, widow of Thomas Cornell (settler), died in a house fire. Her son...Read MORE...

In the war for American Independence, 10 July 1777, Lieutenant Colonel William Barton of Rhode Island captured the British Commander at Rhode Island, General Richard Prescott in Portsmouth.

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1819 - Portsmouth
Portsmouth is a post township, situated upon the northern section of Rhode-Island; bounded on the...Read MORE...

News  1864 - Tons of Coal
There is a bed of coal near Portsmouth, Rhode Island, which is estimated to contain about forty...Read MORE...

News  1868 - Clergyman Switches Partners
In Portsmouth, Rhode Island, a clergyman has created great excitement among the citizens by turning ...Read MORE...

News  1873 - Small Pox Vaccine and Tobacco
A Portsmouth, Rhode Island, man who was a noted tobacco-chewer, has loathed the weed ever since he...Read MORE...

1906
Portsmouth, a post-township (town) of Newport co., R.I., on Narragansett Bay, about 20 miles S. by...Read MORE...


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