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RHODE ISLAND is the smallest state of the Union, at a mere 48 miles long by 37 miles wide, and tends to be overlooked as a destination, even if it is home to more than twenty percent of the nation's historical landmarks.
Despite its size, Rhode Island has over four hundred miles of coastline, hacked out of the Narragansett Bay; it is, in fact, made up of over thirty tiny islands, including Hope and Despair.
However, no Revolutionary battles were fought on Rhode Island soil, and unwilling at first to abandon its new-found freedom, it turned out to be the last state to ratify the Constitution.
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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Rhode Island
Rhode Island is as follows; born in Canada, 38,500; in Ireland, 32,629; In England, 24,431; In Italy, 18,014; In Sweden, 7201; In Scotland, 5649; in Portugal, 5293; In Russia, 4505; in Germany, 4463; in Poland, 4104.
Rhode Island and territory to the east in Massachusetts.
Rhode Island, and in Massachusetts, the counties of
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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Rhode Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Rhode (pronounced "Road") Island is part of the New England region, and was one of the thirteen original American colonies that declared independence against British rule to begin the American Revolution.
Rhode Island is bordered on the north and east by Massachusetts, on the west by Connecticut, and on the south by Rhode Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.
Rhode Island was one of the Northern colonies (aka "New England" colonies).
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 Rhode Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rhode (pronounced "Road") Island is part of the New England region (located in the northeast part of the country), and was the first of the thirteen original American colonies to declare independence from British rule, signaling the start of the American Revolution.
Rhode Island covers an area of approximately 1,214 square miles (3,144  km²) and is bordered on the north and east by Massachusetts, on the west by Connecticut, and on the south by Rhode Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.
Rhode Island is known as the "birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution".
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 Visit Rhode Island :: Welcome :: VisitRhodeIsland.com
There are endless ways to explore Rhode Island 's rich cultural and architectural heritage, breathtaking scenery, and mouth-watering cuisine.
Rhode Island provides the perfect getaway for those looking to enjoy classic New England fall festivities.
Rhode Island provides the perfect getaway for those looking to enjoy classic New England seasonal festivities.
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 Rhode Island
Officially called "The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," Rhode Island is one of the six New England states and one of the original 13 states of the Union, entering in 1790.
Rhode Island's flower is the violet, and the capital is Providence.
The name "Rhode Island" is credited to Italian navigator Giovanni Verrazano who compared the nearby island Block Island to Rhodes in Greece.
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 Rhode Island Office of the Secretary of State
Rhode Island's first permanent settlement (Providence Plantations) was established at Providence in 1636 by English clergyman Roger Williams and a small band of followers who had left the repressive atmosphere of the Massachusetts Bay Colony to seek freedom of worship.
Rhode Island was the first of the American colonies to repeal by official legislative act its allegiance to King George III of England.
Rhode Island was the first of the thirteen colonies to declare its independence from England (May 4, 1776) and the last of the thirteen to ratify the U.S. Constitution (May 29, 1790).
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 Rhode Island School of Design - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Rhode Island School of Design (commonly abbreviated RISD and pronounced RIZ-dee) is one of the premier fine arts institutions in the United States.
It was founded in 1877 and is located in Providence, Rhode Island at the base of College Hill and contiguous with the Brown University campus.
The Centennial Women were a group formed to raise funds for Rhode Island's exhibit at the Centennial Exposition in 1876.
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 The Rhode Island Quarter - The United States Mint
The Rhode Island quarter, the third quarter of the 2001 series, honors the "Ocean State." Featuring a vintage sailboat gliding through Rhode Island's famous Narragansett Bay, and an image of the Pell Bridge in the background, with the design showcasing Rhode Island's most popular sport—sailing.
Narragansett Bay is crucial to the architecture of Rhode Island.
Rhode Island residents were invited to vote for their favorite design at area libraries, the Statehouse and via the Internet.
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 Rhode Island Vacations - State Of Rhode Island - Rhode Island Hotels
Traveling through Rhode Island might only take a day, but you can learn a world full of history during just that one afternoon.
If you are in Rhode Island you are going to feel that you are doing just that, because this state is so full of historical importance that you are going to feel as if you have stepped back to a time that began with the birth of this nation.
Another beautiful thing that you are going to be able to see is the nature that surrounds you everywhere in Rhode Island.
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 Rhode Island Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Rhode Island (base map) JPEG format (68K) County boundaries and names, county seats, rivers.
Rhode Island (outline map) JPEG format (70K) County boundaries and names.
Rhode Island - Federal Lands and Indian Reservations PDF format (388K) The National Atlas of the United States of America, U.S. Geological Survey, 2003
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 Rhode Island The Ocean State Capital Providence
Rhode Island is the smallest of the 50 states in area.
The Rhode Island quarter, released May 21, 2001, honors the "Ocean State" with a picture of a beautiful vintage sailboat moving through Narragansett Bay with the Pell Bridge in the background.
The release of the Rhode Island quarter marks the culmination of a process that involved the public in choosing the themes and, ultimately, the design that will convey our state’s heritage to the rest of the nation.
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 Rhode Island: History, Geography, Population, and State Facts — Infoplease.com
Rhode Island's rebellious, authority-defying nature was further demonstrated by the burnings of the British revenue cutters
Rhode Island, smallest of the 50 states, is densely populated and highly industrialized.
Rhode Island lead paint victory may be first of many, lawyers say.
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 Rhode Island Lighthouses
Located on Goat Island in Newport Harbor; the island is accessible by a bridge from RI 238 in downtown Newport and the lighthouse is accessible by walking through the hotel lobby.
A long dispute over ownership was settled in favor of the State of Rhode Island in 1998; in 1999 the Friends of Plum Beach Lighthouse received ownership and a $500,000 grant for restoration from the state.
The island is accessible by ferry from Point Judith year round and in the summer also from New London, Connecticut, from Providence and Newport, Rhode Island, and from Montauk, New York.
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 Shadowlands Haunted Places Index - Rhode Island
University of Rhode Island - Sigma Pi House -
However the older building completed way back, unsure of the date, was originally a Rhode Island Hospital children's facility.
It is reported that some students have seen apparitions standing above their beds late at night, and throughout the day and night, noises of people walking and whispers can be heard throughout the building.
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 Rhode Island Apartments
Rhode Island's coast is lined with resorts noted for their swimming and boating facilities.
If you prefer land to sea, there.s plenty to explore in Rhode Island, 60% of which is made up of woodlands.
Although more than half of Rhode Island is covered with forests, it is a highly urbanized state with plenty of apartments for rent in various rent ranges and styles.
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 Hotels in Rhode Island ** Discount Rhode Island Hotels and Vacations
The Providence Marriott is a beautiful, first class property located in charming and historic, Providence Rhode Island, just 12 miles from the Providence Airport and only a short distance from the areas most popular attractions.
We provide all the information you need to know to book the right Rhode Island Hotel for your trip.
We provide information on a wide variety of Rhode Island Hotels from Luxury to budget Hotels.
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 VisitRhodeIsland.com :: Recreation :: Beaches
Block Island has been called the "Bermuda of the North," so it is only fitting that most visitors choose bicycles or mopeds as their primary form of island transportation.
East Beach, though owned and operated by the State of Rhode Island, is delightfully undeveloped and appeals to people who prefer a peaceful and uncrowded day at the shore.
Like most other Rhode Island Beaches, East Beach is edged with grassy dunes and rambling beach roses, whose pink blossoms perfume the air with sweet fragrance throughout the summer season.
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 State of Rhode Island Vacation Guide, Lodging, Rhode Island Travel, New England Vacation - SeeAmerica.org
Rhode Island may be the smallest state but it is packed with things to do and see.
With countless miles of bike paths, more than a hundred public and private beaches at your bare feet, and the sparkling playground of Narragansett Bay, all part of a state that's more than 60% woodlands.
And, no trip to Rhode Island is complete without going to Newport to tour the city's enormous mansions and have a bite to eat at the historic White Horse Tavern, built in 1673.
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 Rhode Island State Symbols Capital Constitution Flags Maps Song
Rhode Island State Symbols Capital Constitution Flags Maps Song
Live Search Maps: Rhode Island - Breathtaking bird's eye images of Rhode Island on Live Search Maps.
Origin of state's name: Possibly named in honor of the Greek Island of Rhodes or was named Roode Eylandt by Adriaen Block, Dutch explorer, because of its red clay.
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 Rhode Island News - Topix
Rhode Island News continually updated by readers like you.
Don Carcieri's administration this week unveiled a report calling it feasible to build wind farms off the coast of Rhode Island as part of a plan to get 15 percent of the state's energy from wind in five...
Governor Carcieri has ordered Rhode Island state flags lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of the tragedy at Virginia Tech.
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 N C H S - Where to Write for Vital Records - Rhode Island
For earlier records, write to the city/town clerk where the event occurred or to the Rhode Island State Archives, 337 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903.
Personal check or money order should be made payable to General Treasurer, State of Rhode Island.
All requests must be accompanied by a photocopy of the applicant's government-issued picture identification, e.g., driver's license.
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 USNews.com: Opinion: Blog Author: Campaign Diary: Rhode Island
It's Round 2 in the Rhode Island senatorial slugfest.
Chafee hangs on in Rhode Island GOP primary
In his victory over conservative challenger Steve Laffey in the Republican primary in Rhode Island, moderate Sen. Lincoln Chafee got a little help from some not so obvious friends: the Bush White House and the national Republican Party.
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