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AFTERMATH...RHODE ISLAND - Hurricane Sandy

AFTERMATH...RHODE ISLAND - Hurricane Sandy

Rhode Island - Crescent Park located in East Providence in the Riverside section was once known as the “Coney Island of New England.” People from all over would come to enjoy the games and rides at this amusement park which first opened in 1886.  The Crescent's goal was to provide family fun but despite this many felt this park actually had a very dark and sinister atmosphere.  One modern day visitor to the park described how he felt by comparing it to the atmosphere that Ray Bradbury achiev

Rhode Island - Crescent Park located in East Providence in the Riverside section was once known as the “Coney Island of New England.” People from all over would come to enjoy the games and rides at this amusement park which first opened in 1886. The Crescent's goal was to provide family fun but despite this many felt this park actually had a very dark and sinister atmosphere. One modern day visitor to the park described how he felt by comparing it to the atmosphere that Ray Bradbury achiev

Pushing the dunes back into place....#HurricanSandy #SandyRI

Pushing the dunes back into place....#HurricanSandy #SandyRI

The Falls at Woonsocket, an 1870's view, on One Rhode Island Family genealogy blog

The Falls at Woonsocket, an 1870's view, on One Rhode Island Family genealogy blog

Stephen Nichols - Narragansett/African American - circa 1870 {Note: Stephen Nichols, a decendent of Narragansett Sachem Thomas Ninegrett, served in the Union Army under General Sherman during the Civil War.} {Note: I believe that is the Army Medal of Honor pinned to his vest lapel, which was a new design authorized in 1862.}

Stephen Nichols - Narragansett/African American - circa 1870 {Note: Stephen Nichols, a decendent of Narragansett Sachem Thomas Ninegrett, served in the Union Army under General Sherman during the Civil War.} {Note: I believe that is the Army Medal of Honor pinned to his vest lapel, which was a new design authorized in 1862.}

Champlins during the storm. That's the dock house bar, totally submerged. :(

Champlins during the storm. That's the dock house bar, totally submerged. :(

Rhode Island filmmaker David Bettencourt has released a trailer of the documentary he is working on based on the Station fire, which claimed one hundred lives in 2003 at a West Warwick nightclub.

Rhode Island filmmaker David Bettencourt has released a trailer of the documentary he is working on based on the Station fire, which claimed one hundred lives in 2003 at a West Warwick nightclub.

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