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Rhode Island, 1898

Rhode Island

Title: Rhode Island
Projection: Unknown,
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Description: A map from 1898 of Rhode Island, "One of the thirteen original States and smallest in the Union; supposed temporary settlement of Icelanders as early as 1000. Settled by Roger Williams at Providence 1636. Island of Aquidneck (Rhode Island) bought from Indians 1638, and Newport and Portsmouth founded. Lands of Narragansett Indians acquired by purchase 1709. Last of the thirteen Colonies to ratify the Constitution, which it did in 1790." — Edison, 1898.
Place Names: Rhode Island, Greenwich, Bristol, Providence, Kingston, Narragansett Pier, Newport, Warren, Pawtucke
ISO Topic Categories: boundaries, inlandWaters, location, oceans
Keywords: Rhode Island, physical, political, physical features, county borders, boundaries, inlandWaters, location, oceans, Unknown, 1898
Source: Thomas F. Edison, Edison's Handy Encyclopaedia of General Information and Universal Atlas (Chicago, IL: Laird and Lee, 1898) 485
Map Credit: Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman
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