Biographies

Stories of the folks behind the history.

*aaRussillo vs. aRusso
by Christopher Martin
That which we call a Russo, by any other name would smell as... sweet?

*Tristam Burges
by Wilfred H. Munro
Rhode Island's "bald eagle" of oratory.

*Elizabeth Buffum Chace and Lillie Chace Wyman
by Elizabeth C. Stevens
Unstoppable mother and daughter activists.

*Esek
by Glenn Laxton
One of many.

*The Execution of Joshua Tefft
by A. Craig Anthony
He had guts.

*Knights of the Sea
by Frank Pritchard
One was our own.

*Kevin Lima
by Michelle Houle
From Pawtucket to Hollywood!

*Notable Rhode Islanders
From the Amazing Royal Crowns to Eddie Zack, Rhode Islanders flavor the world!

*Lucy Wall Reynolds
by Tim Cranston
A young girl's sewing project reveals a woman's life.

*Rhode Island Portraits (in Text)
by Florence Markoff
Brief stories of famous and not-so-famous Rhode Islanders.

*The Ring Cycle
by Paul Kandarian
Think boxer Vinny Paz is a tough guy? You haven't met his dad, Angelo the Barber.


Cultural brouhaha

The people, customs, arts, and events that make Rhode Island Rhode Island.

*Ask Stuffie
Curiosity killed the cat; mail-order coffee syrup brought her back.

*Big Hair
by Tracey Minkin
On the trail of a Rhode Island fashion phenomenon.

*Chicken Family-Style
The signature dish of Rhode Island's Blackstone River Valley.

*Coffee Milk
Rhode Island's official state drink. Really, it's true!

*From Bullrakes to Clambakes
by Michael Bell
The folklife of the Narragansett Bay quahogging industry.

*Myths and legends of Smith's Castle
by Christine Kalina
What phantoms linger within these old walls?

*Nineteenth Century Clamcake Humor
by David Norton Stone
Frittering away.

*Quahog.org Guide to Rhode Island Language Stuff
Whatchoo lookin' at?

*Recipes
Do-it-yourself Rhode Island cuisine.

*Rhode Island Beaches
by Laury Coleman
Life-giving sun. Pounding surf. Sand in your butt crack.

*Rhode Island Folklore
by Michael Bell
The Devil's footprints, shift marriages, May breakfasts, and more!

*Rhode Island in the Limelight: Film
Exporting Rhode Island culchuh to the world!

*Rhode Island in the Limelight: Literature
Curl up with the Ocean State.

*Rhode Island in the Limelight: Television
Which city was described as a pit? Where did Agent Mulder's family spend their summers?

*Rhode Island Treasures
The Ocean State showcases the coolest stuff from its attic.

*The Road Less Traveled: Exeter
by Rona Mann
An invitation to explore.

*A Second Shot at a Second Life for the Lemoyne Diner
by Christopher Martin
A Pennsylvania diner comes to Rhode Island.

*Shellfishing Information
Cold and clammy.

*White Horse Tavern Ghost Stories
as told by Anita Rafael
More than one kind of spirit at one of America's oldest taverns.

*Wine Tasting in Rhode Island
by Cynthia Parzych and John Turner
When coffee milk isn't enough.

*You Might Be a Littleneck If...
by Doug Norris
A collection of cultural signposts.

*Zeppole and Saint Joseph's Day
by Nikki Batsford
What would March 19 be without these Italian pastries?


History

Learn something, you whippersnappers!

*Amazing PTs of World War II
by Constance Beck
Marauders from Melville.

*The Beginnings of Labor Day in Rhode Island
by D. Scott Molloy
It wasn't always just another day off.

*Book Notes, Volume 1
by Sidney S. Rider
Literary gossip, criticisms of books, and local historical matters connected with Rhode Island.

*Chopmist Hill and the United Nations
by Barbara Sarkesian
More proof that Rhode Island is often mistaken for the center of the world.

*Early Rhode Island Ferries
When there actually was a reason to pack a lunch when traveling from one side of the bay to the other.

*...For Fear We Should Be Caught Asleep
by Anita Rafael
Excerpts from the diary of Mary Gould Almy, August 1778.

*Historical and Genealogical Links and Resources
Discover Rhode Island! It's not just the old license plate slogan.

*Knights of the Sea
by Frank Pritchard
One was our own.

*A Living Museum
by Michael Bell
History, oral history, and folklore of the Looff Carousel at Crescent Park.

*Mass Transit in Rhode Island
by D. Scott Molloy
The early turnpikes from Indian trails to tollgates.

*Newport's Portuguese Heritage New
by Patricia O'Sullivan
More than just chouriço and linguiça

*Octagonal Houses of Rhode Island
by Louis McGowan
Eight walls to enfold you.

*Old Stone Bank History of Rhode Island
Good old things.

*Pearl Harbor Day 1941
transcribed and annotated by Jane Lancaster
As recorded in her diary by Helen Clarke Grimes, a not very typical Rhode Island housewife.

*Personal Effects of Elisha Hunt Rhodes
An officer and a gentleman.

*Rain of Fish
by Edward Dalton
What, no loaves?

*Rhode Island Facts and Trivia
Per square mile, Rhode Island has more shipwrecks than any other state, and other fascinating tidbits!

*Rhode Island Folklore
by Michael Bell
The Devil's footprints, shift marriages, May breakfasts, and more!

*Rhode Island Portraits (in Text)
by Florence Markoff
Brief stories of famous and not-so-famous Rhode Islanders.

*Rhode Island Treasures
The Ocean State showcases the coolest stuff from its attic.

*Rhode Island's Charms Appealed to a Long-ago Visitor
by Saul Ricklin
The first known written description of Rhode Island and its inhabitants.

*Rhode Island's Invisible Landmarks
by Michael Bell
A rumination on things that Used to Be There.

*Three Seventeenth-Century Houses
by Neil Dunay
An architectural comparison.

*Tours Updated
Ramble on!

*Used to be There
You can get there from here, but you'll need to know your history.

*Where Have All the Frontons Gone?
by Tim Lehnert
Once upon a time there was jai alai in Newport.


Reminiscences

The memories of real people, unfiltered by stodgy historians.

*The Blizzard of 1978
The week the state stood still.

*The Cotton Business in 1835 and Now
by Stephen A. Knight
A fond farewell to child labor and throstle frames.

*Hi, Dad!
by Louise Lind
A family connection in bronze.

*Old Stone Snowbound
The heart of the corporate machine beats with compassion.

*Rocky Point Amusement Park
A summer day that never ends.

*Salty Brine
A genuinely nice man.

*The Station Fire
A horrifying tragedy.

*Used to be There
You can get there from here, but you'll need to know your history.


Trivia

Nothing you need to know, but oddly compelling anyway.

*Notable Rhode Islanders
From the Amazing Royal Crowns to Eddie Zack, Rhode Islanders flavor the world!

*Quahog.org Guide to Rhode Island Language Stuff
Whatchoo lookin' at?

*Quahog.org in the news
Ooh, scratch my back! Oh yeah, oh yeah, that's the spot, right there!

*Quahogenstein
A compendium of odd facts, audacious anecdotes, goofy photos, and random flotsam.

*Rhode Island as a Unit of Measure
Bigger than a breadbox, smaller than the universe!

*Rhode Island Facts and Trivia
Per square mile, Rhode Island has more shipwrecks than any other state, and other fascinating tidbits!

*Rhode Island in the Limelight: Film
Exporting Rhode Island culchuh to the world!

*Rhode Island in the Limelight: Literature
Curl up with the Ocean State.

*Rhode Island in the Limelight: Television
Which city was described as a pit? Where did Agent Mulder's family spend their summers?

*The Road to Rhode Island
A Family Guy concordance.

*There once was a man from Pawtucket
Who rhymed naughty words like "suck it!"

*The World of Brotherhood
Where fiction and reality meet.

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