Thursday, January 7, 2010

Rhode Island

And Providence Plantation
Rhode Island

Rhode Island is known for making silverware and fine jewelry.

The state was home to the first open golf tournament. The event occurred in 1895.

The first circus in the United States was in Newport in 1774.

Rhode Island is home to the Tennis Hall of Fame.

The world's largest bug is on the roof of New England Pest Control in Providence. It's a big blue termite, 58 feet long and 928 times actual termite size.

Cumberlandite is the official state rock. It is dark brown or black with white markings and found on both sides of Narragansett Bay but not north of Cumberland.

Rhode Island Red Monument in Adamsville pays homage to the world-famous poultry breed.

The Crescent Park Carousel in East Providence is the official state symbol of folk art.

The first torpedo boat "Stiletto" was built in Bristol in 1887.

The Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport is the United States' oldest library building.

Portsmouth is home to the oldest schoolhouse in the United States. The school was built in 1716.

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