Central Falls, City of

Central Falls580 Broad St. Central Falls RI 02863 401-727-7474 Established in 1790, Central Falls, at 1 square mile, is the smallest community in Rhode Island, and one of the most densely populated cities in the country. The city has a history of industrial development, and currently has several large manufacturing plants with its economy sustained primarily by a diversified manufacturing industry.Google Map
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Cumberland, Town of

Cumberland, Rhode Island45 Broad St. Cumberland RI 02864 401-728-2400 Acquired from Massachusetts in 1747, Cumberland’s early industrial growth centered around the abundant water power of the Blackstone and Abbott Run Rivers. Today, Cumberland retains its early rural charm and country atmosphere while maintaining continued industrial and commercial growth. Manufacturing and retail trade are today’s largest income sources. Google Map
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Experience Pawtucket

Pawtucket Foundation 67 Park Place PO Box 515 Pawtucket, RI 02862
 401-725-4400 Experience Pawtucket is a program developed by The Pawtucket Foundation to market living, working and visiting opportunities by utilizing local designers, photographers, writers, video producers and web developers.The City of Pawtucket is more than a physical location. It’s a community made up of talented and passionate residents, businesses and visitors. People that care about their community and work together to create and realize a vision for the future. Experience Pawtucket is their venue. A place to share their stories, talents and resources and invite others to join them from near and far. Whether you’re an existing or potential resident, entrepreneur, business owner, employee or visitor, we invite you to get out and Experience Pawtucket! Google Map
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Glocester, Town of

Glocester, Rhode Island 1145 Putnam Pike Chepachet RI 02814 401-568-6206  Established in 1639, Glocester’s early industry consisted of farming, coal mining, lumber manufacturing, potash manufacturing, forging and cotton seed oil manufacturing. Diverse industries such as cigar making, granite and marble quarrying, distilling, box making, hat manufacturing and tin smithing have also had a presence. Glocester was immortalized because of its picturesque essence by H. P. Lovecraft in his “Selected Letters.” Google Map
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Lincoln, Town of

Lincoln Rhode Island100 Old River Rd. Lincoln RI   02865 401-333-1100  Established in 1730, Lincoln’s seven villages were established in the late 19th century with the introduction of the textile industry. Manufacturing is the principal source of income today with jewelry, silverware and primary metals leading the groups. Recent years have shown a trend towards increased diversification with the advent and growth of new industries, while acquiring more than 300 acres of open space. Google Map
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North Smithfield, Town of

North Smithfield, Rhode Island575 Smithfield Rd. North Smithfield RI  401-767-2202 Established in 1730, the town was rural-agrarian in its beginnings, with most early settlers living and working on farms. Today, the forest and farmland has been and is presently being redesigned into residential, industrial, commercial and recreational use. While adopting a suburban character, the town has not lost its early charm. Google Map
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Pawtucket, City of

Pawtucket137 Roosevelt Ave. Pawtucket RI 02860 401-728-0500   Established in 1671, Pawtucket has the 4th largest city population in Rhode Island. With a rich history of manufacturing, being the birthplace of the industrial revolution and the country’s first working cotton mill, Pawtucket now has 300 diversified industries with the largest being toys, jewelry, silverware, metals and textiles. Google Map
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Slatersville – America’s First Village

Slatersville - America's First VillageThis feature length documentary by award-winning director and Slatersville native Christian de Rezendes will follow the story of America’s first mill village and its historic impact to the Blackstone River Valley and its two-century-long evolution through the Industrial Revolution – from the tales of Samuel and John Slater seeking land to expand their workforce in the early 1800s to the saving and restoration of the abandoned Slatersville Mill in the early 2000s. As the Industrial Revolution struggled with change, so has the nation’s first mill village. Our film will examine what life was like at the start of the 19th century through interviews with historians and scholars.
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Smithfield, Town of

Smithfield, Rhode Island64 Farnum Pike Esmond RI 02917  401-233-1010 Established in 1730, Smithfield was extensively settled by the Quakers and was one of three towns separated from Providence in 1730/31. Today, Smithfield is a growing community located in the center of the industrial triangle formed by the cities of Providence, Woonsocket, and Worcester, Mass. Known as “Apple Country” thanks to numerous apple orchards, Smithfield also has a solid industrial base which includes several companies and Bryant College. Google Map
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Woonsocket, City of

Woonsocket, Rhode Island169 Main St. Woonsocket RI 02895 401-762-6400  Established in 1867, Woonsocket was first settled in the late 17th century, with the early settlers farming the land and utilizing the power of the Woonsocket Falls. Today, Woonsocket is made up predominantly of Franco-Americans whose ancestors came from Canada to work in the textile mills. It is the commercial center for a large area of northern Rhode Island and south-central Mass., with Route 146 and the Providence and Worcester Railroad, linking it to the two major centers in the region. Google Map
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