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Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA

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Where is Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA? 

Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA

...Roger Williams convinced the settlers that they should go there, instead of settling in New Jersey, where they had first planned on going. It was founded by the signers of the Portsmouth Compact. Its original Indian name was Pocasset. It was officially named Portsmouth on May 12, 1639.Wikipedia


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Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA - Dance Hall, Island Park, Portsmouth, R.I.
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

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

Quaker Church, Portsmouth, R.I. (1910)
Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA - Train Station
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
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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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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