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Glocester (originally "Gloucester") was established in 1639, just three years after Roger Williams founded Rhode Island's first settlement at Providence. The land was "disposed of to Roger Williams and his associates by the sachems of local Indian tribes, who received payment that the sachems deemed satisfactory."

On March 16, 1730 (or 1731), the Town of Glocester was separated from Providence and organized as the Town of Glocester. It derived its name Frederick Lewis, Duke of Gloucester, who was the son of King George II of England. On April 16, 1806, Old Glocester was divided in half, with the southern half retaining the original name and the northern half being called Burrillville.

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Main Street Looking South, Chepachet, R.I.

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South part of Main Street, Chepachet, R.I.

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Old Stage Coach
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Two Elm Farm, Harmony, R.I., 1910

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Chepachet Union Church, Chepachet, R.I.

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Gautreau's "Home of Good Food"
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