“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. Touch 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. Roger Williams National Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Realizing Providence (within shouting 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 Livelie Experiment (about 300 feet away); A Shelter for Persons Distressed (about 400 feet away); The Original Water Supply (about 400 feet away); The Wellspring of Providence (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on August 12, 2017, by Thomas Dorman of Laurel, Maryland. Photo   1. submitted on June 9, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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