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Rhode Island History

Rhode Island is a rebel and always has been! In 1636, Massachusetts resident Roger Williams faced persecution for his then-radical belief that church and state should be separated. So with land purchased from the native Narragansetts, Williams founded what would become the city of Providence and the state of Rhode Island.
 

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    All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website, however it is subject to change. Information is updated in an ongoing manner in partnership with local tourism offices, individual businesses and organizations and via a direct feed from goprovidence.com and discovernewport.org