Historical RI Points of Interest, Historic Markers, Monuments
Rhode Island is full of history. Beofre colonization in 1636, Rhode Island was home to the Wampanoag, Niantic and Narragansett tribes. Unfortunately, most of the tribal population was wiped out by European disease and warfare. The colony period of Rhode Island’s history lasted from 1636 to 1776, and it was known as the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Rhode Island was the first British colony to delclare its independence from the motherland. The post-Revolution era brought a heavy hand in slave trade in Rhode Island. During the Industrial Revolution, Rhode Island was home to the first textile mill in the United States, and this small state quickly became one of the most industrialized states in America.
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