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Snowtown Riot 1831

 
 
Snowtown Riot 1831 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 19, 2020
1. Snowtown Riot 1831 Marker
Inscription.  The site of the second major riot between Providence Afro-American residents and White workers
 
Erected by The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society series list.
 
Location. 41° 49.882′ N, 71° 24.665′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on Smith Street (Rhode Island Route 44) just east of Canal Street (U.S. 44), on the right when traveling east. Marker is in the Roger Williams National Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 282 N Main 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. Witness to History (within shouting distance of this marker); Seasonal Gathering (within shouting distance of this marker); A Place for Your Ideas (within shouting distance of this marker); Gabriel Bernon (within shouting distance of
Snowtown Riot 1831 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 8, 2012
2. Snowtown Riot 1831 Marker
this marker); The Wellspring of Providence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Shelter for Persons Distressed (about 300 feet away); The Original Water Supply (about 300 feet away); Roger Williams Founded Providence Here in 1636 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
Also see . . .  Hard Scrabble/ Snow Town. (Submitted on June 9, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 661 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 22, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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