The history of Rhode Island includes the history of Rhode Island and Providence
Plantations from pre-colonial times (1636) to modern day.
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History. Roger Williams founded the first permanent white settlement in Rhode
Island at Providence in 1636 on land purchased from the Narragansett Indians.
The first mention of the name Rhode Island or any of its variations in connection
with Narragansett Bay is in the letter of Giovanni da Verrazzano, the explorer, ...
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Early Settlement. 1. Roger Williams Banished from Massachusetts - 1631-1636.
Early History. "Rhode Island was so called from a fancied resemblance to the ...
Rhode Island History. A Short History of Rhode Island. The island on which
Newport is located is also called Rhode Island, and both the state and this island