March 15, 2012 RSS feed / Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of March 15

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society.   100 years ago  From the Newport Journal, March 15, 1912  More...

JHS 100 years: From private corporation to Rhode Island town

For 20 years after the purchase of 1657, a council of proprietors governed Conanicut and Dutch islands in accordance with the rules spelled out in the prepurchase agreement. More...