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Providence

W. McKenzie Woodward

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Capital of and largest city in Rhode Island, USA. It is also the state’s commercial centre and a major port, situated at the head of Narragansett Bay and at the confluence of three rivers about 75 km south of Boston, MA. Providence was settled in 1636 by Roger Williams (c. 1603–83) and his followers, religious non-conformists cast out of Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth colonies. The town was organized in linear fashion along its waterfront,

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