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(Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville)

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"Crans’ton, a township of Providence co., R.I., on the W. of Narragansett Bay, contains various manufacturing villages, and is traversed by the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill and Providence & Stonington Railroads. P. 5088."

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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  • The Town of Cranston was created in 1754 from a portion of Providence north of the Pawtuxet River.

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  • 1819 - Cranston
    Cranston is a township situated about five miles southwesterly from Providence; bounded northerly on Providence and Johnston, easterly on Providence...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - The Spring Lake reservoir, near Fiskville, in the southwest corner of Cranston, about 15 miles from Providence, Rhode Island, which supplies a whole row of mill villages, burst.
    Three persons were drowned and some damage done.
    The Indiana Progress
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    September 4, 1889

  • News 1896 - Joseph Shovenor, 6 years old, was drowned at Cranston, R. I.

    North Adams Transcript
    North Adams, Massachusetts
    February 10, 1896

  • 1896 - September 7 - A H Whiting wins 1st automobile race held on a closed-circuit track in Cranston, RI

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  • Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
    Cranston Print Works, Cranston, R.I.
  • After losing much of its territory to neighboring towns and the city of Providence, Cranston itself became a city on 10 March 1910.

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  • Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
    Narragansett Brewing Company
  • Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
    State Almshouse, Cranston, Providence, R. I.
  • 1916
    Cranston, a post-village of Providence co., R.I., in Cranston township (town), on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 4 miles SW. of Providence. ...Read MORE...


  • Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
    Narragansett Brewery


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