Tiverton and Little Compton
With Tiverton and Little Compton, authors Nancy Jensen Devin and Richard V. Simpson invite you to travel historic roads, to explore late-nineteenth-century life in town, on the farm, on the sea, and at leisure. The reader will delight in sweeping views of the Sakonnet River and the Portsmouth shore from Fort Barton, and ride in a one-horse carriage down Main Road to Little Compton and the industrious fishing village at Sakonnet Point. A series of views from the Portsmouth Hummock offers a spectacular perspective of the Tiverton shore, where breakers crash majestically along the rocky coast. This narrow strip on Rhode Island's eastern flank forms one of the most peaceful, beautiful, and remote corners of the state. Readers will also observe the legacy and traditions of the Wampanoag Indians who settled this land centuries before the Puritans from Plymouth Colony.
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Stone Bridge Village
On Above and Around the Sakonnet River
Nanaquaket and Bridgeport
4 Four Corners
Little Compton and Adamsville
Around the Commons
The Old Commons Burying Ground
Architectural and Historic Landmarks
South Shore Cottages and Scunnet Point
Acknowledgments and Bibliography
A.G. VANDERB1LT FARM Acoaxet Adamsville Aquidneck lsland Awashonks Barker BEACH Betty Alden House boat boathouse BR1DGE Bridge Cottage Bristol Ferry BROWNELL HOUSE building built Burleigh Captain center chimney center entrance clambakes Colonial COMPTON COMMON COVE east F.R. YACHT CLUB facade Fall River fishing Gray's Store gristmill Harmony Home Farm HORSENECK Howland's Ferry HUMMOCK L1TTLE land Lawton House Little Compton lslander MA1N meetinghouse menhaden mill Mount Hope Bay Nanaquaket Newport nineteenth century North Tiverton O.E. Dubois old Stone Bridge one-and-a-half-story one-story photograph PO1NT Pocasset Pocasset Purchase Pond porch Portsmouth postcard Priscilla Mullins Quaket River railroad bridge RES1DENCE Rhode lsland Richmond Sakonnet Harbor Sakonnet lnn Sakonnet Point Road Sakonnet River Samuel Church settlement shingled Sisson SOUTH SHORE steamer summer Tiverton approach Tiverton Four Corners Tiverton Heights town town's Treaty Rock two-and-a-half-story United Congregational Church Wampanoag Warren's Point WARRENS PT West Main Road WESTPORT HARBOR Wilbur Wordell