Pawtucket 125

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As Rhode Island’s capital city celebrates its 375th birthday, our 4th largest city, Pawtucket celebrates its 125th.

While European settlement in what is now Pawtucket surely dates back almost as far as the founding of Providence, the city is celebrating its incorporation as a city, which took place in 1886. Prior to the 1860’s the state line between Rhode Island and Massachusetts was at the Blackstone River and the eastern sections of present day Pawtucket were part of the Commenwealth, specifically, Rehoboth.

The Pawtucket Times has a story about the 125th birthday celebration.

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