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

Providence River Park

 
 
Providence River Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, June 19, 2020
1. Providence River Park Marker
Inscription.  The Providence River was known by early settlers as "The Great Salt River", translated from the original Indian name.
 
Erected by Department of Public Parks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 41° 48.99′ N, 71° 24.06′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is at the intersection of Bridge Street and Tockwotton Street, on the left when traveling north on Bridge Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 Bridge St, Providence RI 02903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fox Point Hurricane Barrier/A Second Life for the Hurricane Barrier (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Wharf at South Water Street: 1910-1942 /Fox Point and the Night Boat Era 1822-1932 (within shouting distance of this marker); Providence River Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Fox Point Cape Verdean Community
Providence River Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, June 19, 2020
2. Providence River Park Marker
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(approx. Ό mile away); Fox Point: The 19th Century Port of Providence / Shipping Expands Around the Point (approx. 0.3 miles away); Welcome to India Point Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Providence (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rise of the Gangways (1704-1844) / Fall of the Gangways (1844-1983) (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Jun. 29, 2022