Tiverton and Little Compton

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Arcadia Publishing, Sep 1, 2004 - History - 128 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
6
Stone Bridge Village
9
On Above and Around the Sakonnet River
21
Nanaquaket and Bridgeport
33
4 Four Corners
51
Little Compton and Adamsville
61
Around the Commons
73
The Old Commons Burying Ground
79
Architectural and Historic Landmarks
85
Sakonnet Farms
101
South Shore Cottages and Scunnet Point
107
Acknowledgments and Bibliography
126
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About the author (2004)

In more than two hundred vintage images, including many photographs by celebrated Fall River photographer O.E. Dubois and some never-before-published images from family photo albums, Devin and Simpson present a marvelous history chronicling the area's development.

Richard V. Simpson is a native Rhode Islander who has always lived within walking distance to Narragansett Bay. He has published nearly twenty books on a wide range of topics, including local history and sailing.

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