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.
Friday Flagging returns to visit the very Italian Town of Johnston.
Each Friday, I look at the flags and associated symbols of cities and towns in Rhode Island. This week, we
Hopkinton, where the town arms exercise the right to bear arms.
Examining the flag of Glocester, a place of Ancients and Horribles, Dorr rebels, and elephant-murderers.