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Found: Colonel Edward Cole’s Account of the Battle of Lake George

A letter dated September 16, 1755 detailing Colonel Edward Cole’s account of the Battle of Lake George, part of a campaign by the British to expel the French from North America in the French and Indian War. The battle was fought on September 8, 1755 between French and Indian

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History Bytes: Valuable Services Rendered

On May 31, 1869, the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations passed a “Resolution in acknowledgement of the valuable services rendered by Miss Ida Lewis of Newport.”

Ida Lewis, the famous keeper of the Lime Rock lighthouse, made her first rescue at the age

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History Bytes: The Circus

This week marks the final appearance of the Ringling Brothers Circus in Rhode Island, as it prepares to fade into the sunset nationally. Circuses have been coming to Newport for over two centuries, beginning with a performance of skilled horsemanship in 1774. On 24 May of that year,  equestrian Christopher H. Gardner attracted as many three thousand residents to

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