Providence, United States

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Providence is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Rhode Island and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, a Reformed Baptist theologian and religious exile from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He named the area in honor of "God's merciful Providence" which he believed was responsible for revealing such a haven for him and his followers. The city is situated at the mouth of the Providence River at the head of Narragansett Bay. Providence was one of the first cities in the country to industrialize and became noted for its textile manufacturing and subsequent machine tool, jewelry, and silverware industries. Today, the city of Providence is home to eight hospitals and seven institutions of higher learning which have shifted the city's economy into service industries, though it still retains some manufacturing activity. The city was once nicknamed the "Beehive of Industry"; it began rebranding itself as the "Creative Capital"... Wikipedia ( Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY-SA 4.0 )
Brown University
Brown University
Roger Williams Park
Roger Williams Park
Downtown, Providence, Rhode Island
Downtown, Providence, Rhode Island
Woonasquatucket River
Woonasquatucket River
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First Baptist Church in America
First Baptist Church in America
Roger Williams National Memorial
Roger Williams National Memorial
Point Street Bridge
Point Street Bridge
Waterplace Park
Waterplace Park
Doyle Avenue Historic District
Doyle Avenue Historic District
Providence station
Providence station
Providence City Hall
Providence City Hall
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