Francis S. Kinney built his wealth in the tobacco and real estate businesses. Francis and his younger brother, Abbot, founded Kinney Brothers Tobacco Company, which became one of the leading manufacturers of cigarettes in the late 1800’s. Francis Kinney enjoyed…
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Special guest speaker Joseph Waller delivering his presentation on Narragansett and the Narraganset: The Archaeology of Salt Pond at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Narraganset Historical Society at The Towers on Sunday, January 13th.
Boston post’s 1909 ‘oldest resident’ gold cane comes home to Narragansett after having gone missing for many years.
The Great Blizzard of 1888, one of the most severe blizzards ever recorded in US history, devastated the northeast 125 years ago and yet its impact on Rhode Island was less than on New York and Connecticut and most of Massachusetts.
From the Narragansett Times for Friday, March 9, 1888. Even though the time for the division of the Town of South Kingstown into two towns was fast approaching, there still seemed to be a variety of opinions on the matter.
The town celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2013.
From the Narragansett Times for Friday, March 30, 1888, we present a description of “The Inauguration Meeting” of the (male) voters of the new district plus some of the typical “local” news items for Narragansett Pier.