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

Snow Town Riot 1831

 
 
Snow Town Riot 1831 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 8, 2012
1. Snow Town Riot 1831 Marker
Inscription. The site of the second major riot between Providence African American Residents and White workers
 
Erected by The Rhode Island Black heritage Society.
 
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), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in the Roger Williams National Memorial. 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. The Century to Statehood (a few steps from this marker); Witness to History (within shouting distance of this marker); A Thoroughfare Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Gabriel Bernon (within shouting distance of 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); The Site of Hardscrabble Riot 1824 (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.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
Snow Town Riot 1831 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 8, 2012
2. Snow Town Riot 1831 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 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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