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Central Falls in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Pierce Park and Riverwalk

 
 
Pierce Park and Riverwalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 26, 2011
1. Pierce Park and Riverwalk Marker
Inscription. Due to land disputes and broken peace treaties between local natives and early English settlers, King Philip's War took place for 14 months during 1675 and 1676. Captain Michael Pierce's fight with the natives occured on this spot in March of 1676. From Dexter's Ledge (now the site of Cogswell Tower in Jenks Park) native scouts saw Pierce's troops approaching. One hundred natives and seventy settlers perished in battle. Ten settlers escaped to what are now the monastery grounds in Cumberland. Only one lived to tell the tale. placed by the city of Central Falls Honorable Mayor Thomas Lazieh
 
Erected 1992 by Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.
 
Location. 41° 53.684′ N, 71° 22.966′ W. Marker is in Central Falls, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on High St. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Central Falls RI 02863, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Attleboro Memorial Wall (approx. 1.1 miles away in Massachusetts); First Successful Cotton Mill in America (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Old Slater Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away);
Pierce Park and Riverwalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 26, 2011
2. Pierce Park and Riverwalk Marker
Wilkinson Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); John F. "Jack" McGee (approx. 2.3 miles away); Daggett House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Looff Carousel (approx. 2.6 miles away); Nine Menís Misery (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Pierce Park and Riverwalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 26, 2011
3. Pierce Park and Riverwalk Marker
Pierce Park and Riverwalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 26, 2011
4. Pierce Park and Riverwalk Marker
This is a photo of Dexter's Ledge as described on the marker now the site of the Cogswell Tower
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 937 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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