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Remembering the Island Park amusement park in Portsmouth

By   /  August 1, 2013  /  News  /  1 Comment

A vintage hand-tinted postcard of the Island Park amusement park's roller coaster, "The Bullet."

PORTSMOUTH — The audience of over 60 people gasped when Town Historian Jim Garman projected the old picture up on the screen. He had given them fair warning, however. It was a 1928 photograph of a rider atop a horse that was “diving” into a small pond of water below at the former Island Park amusement […]

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‘Meteor’ struck Gould Island 100 years ago!

By   /  August 8, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

“Little” Gould Island in the Sakonnet River, owned by the Audubon Society of R.I. for use as a bird rookery, has a mysterious and colorful history.

Known as ‘Snake Island’ to locals, Gould Island has an intriguing history — if you can separate fact from fiction PORTSMOUTH — With a terrific report that was heard for a radius of from 15 to 20 miles about the country, a huge meteor fell into the Seaconnet river near the home of Capt. Nathaniel B. […]

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