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History of Cranston, Rhode Island, USA

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Many Italian-Americans in Cranston are descended from immigrants of Itri, Italy who settled mainly in the Knightsville section of Cranston during the early 1900s. wikipedia



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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...


  • 1854 - Cranston
    Cranston, a township of Providence county, Rhode Island, 6 miles S. W. from Providence. The village contains one bank and several stores. Population, ...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

  • 1895 - Cranston
    Crans’ton, a township of Providence co., R.I., on the W. of Narragansett Bay, contains various manufacturing villages, and is traversed by the...Read MORE...


  • 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.
    Postcard
  • After losing much of its territory to neighboring towns and the city of Providence, Cranston itself became a city on 10 March 1910.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
    Narragansett Brewing Company
    Postcard
  • Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
    State Almshouse, Cranston, Providence, R. I.
    Postcard
  • 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
    Postcard


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Cranston Print Works, Cranston, R.I.
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Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
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State Almshouse, Cranston, Providence, R. I.
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Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
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Narragansett Brewing Company
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Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
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Narragansett Brewery
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  • The Town of Cranston was created in 1754 from a portion of Providence north of the Pawtuxet River.

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

  • 1854 - Cranston
    Cranston, a township of Providence county, Rhode Island, 6 miles S. W. from Providence. The village contains one bank and several stores. Population, ... 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
  • 1895 - Cranston
    Crans’ton, a township of Providence co., R.I., on the W. of Narragansett Bay, contains various manufacturing villages, and is traversed by the... Read MORE...

  • 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

    historyorb.com
  • After losing much of its territory to neighboring towns and the city of Providence, Cranston itself became a city on 10 March 1910.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 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...

  • "Discover Rhode Island" Episode 3: Cranston, RI


    "Discover Rhode Island" Episode 3: Cranston, RI (www.youtube.com)

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