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Term: Providence

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Located at head of Narragansett Bay on Providence river; purchased by Roger Williams from Amerindians in 1636; grew as trade center for slaves, molasses & rum 1680s; destroyed British tea & housed troops in Revolutionary War; damaged in hurricane of 1938.Capital of State of Rhode Island. BGN 1930

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American, 1903 - 1991
American, 1943 - 2017