“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Providence in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)

A Changing Nation

A Changing Nation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 8, 2012
1. A Changing Nation Marker
Inscription. By the end of the Revolutionary War, the center of town had moved to several blocks south of this point. From 1820 to 1850 the Blackstone Canal and Providence and Worcester Railroad were built along the western edge of this plot, and Canal Street was erected along the channeled Moshassuck River. The ranks of labor for industrial growth were swelled by a succession of immigrants who filled the shops backstreet tenements of this quarter until the 20th century.
Location. 41° 49.772′ N, 71° 24.607′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Providence RI 02903, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gone From Hence (within shouting distance of this marker); A Howling Wilderness (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Shelter for Persons Distressed (about 400 feet away); The Original Water Supply (about 400 feet away); The Meeting Street School (about 400 feet away); Court and State House (about 500 feet away); College Hill Historic District (about 500 feet away); Shakespeare's Head (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Providence.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 102 times this year. Photo   1. 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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