Scenic USA - Rhode Island
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|Photos by Ben Prepelka
Here on Mill Cove, an area named Cocumscussoc by the Narragansett Tribe, Richard Smith and Rhode Island founder Roger Williams established the first trading posts in 1637. When these two trading post where consolidated in 1651, Smith's holdings went on to become the center of social, political and religious life on Narragansett Bay. Smith’s home and trading post were passed on to his son, who endured a bloody conflict between colonists and Native Americans, known as King Philip's War. In retaliation after the war, Narragansett warriors burned the Smith house to the ground in 1676.
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