Pawtucket, a city astride two states, the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, and also a hotbed of the labor movement.
North Smithfield, how a small decision can have repercussions down the line.
Exploring the flag of North Providence, the most-reduced town in Rhode Island, home of turnpikes and exploding gunpowder mill.
North Kingstown, the only place in America where someone was dismembered for high treason. And also SeaBees!
Shipwrecks, secession, and scales as Sam Howard examines the flag of New Shoreham (aka Block Island).
This week, we explore Newport, home of naval installations, old mill towers, glorious mansions, and the legacy of the slave trade.
Exploring the civic symbols of Narragansett, home to the slave plantations, beach resorts, and squid fishing industry.
Going to the beach at Middeltown, where we’ll see a cool windmill, and some gulls.
Learning about enjoying the ocean and only somewhat-coerced acquisition of land.
Lincoln, “a federation” of mill villages, home to Rhode Island’s major canal and site of some of its heaviest labor unrest.