Saturday, September 5, 2015

Fact of the Day: A Newport Capital

Since the early days of Rhode Island, the state's capital would rotate between several cities. It eventually dropped to just Providence and Newport. Then in 1900 Newport was no longer co-capital of Rhode Island. 

8 comments:

Huggybear said...

All I can say in anticipation is that I hope Rhode Island as we all know is a small state of the USA and not a country as Hawaii was elevated to by someone (??).
The Hawaiian Islands were a country of islands and ruled by a Hawaiian Monarchy
until taken over by the USA.
Good luck residents of the state of Rhode Island, someone may elevate you to a country on the Atlantic Coastline - God forbid if Rhode Island finds itself somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico or off the Pacific coastline of the USA!
B J Hunnicut

Bob Bushell said...

Go for it Rhode Island.

Bob Bushell said...

Go for it Rhode Island.

DeniseinVA said...

Fascinating bit of history.

Christine said...

Interesting.

Martha said...

Quite interesting

Pat Hatt said...

That would be interesting to still be done, although probably more costly now

stephen Hayes said...

It's impractical to have a capital in two different cities.