Jamestown Historical Society

Author: Steve

Photo courtesy of Blue Garden, Newport, RI. Open by appointment_

JHS Members Outing Blue Garden

Members of the Jamestown Historical Society toured the Blue Garden in Newport on Thursday, July 8. The garden was created in 1913 by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Curtiss James using the Olmsted Brothers firm. The garden gradually deteriorated to ruin, its restoration begun in 2012 by Mrs. Dorrance Hamilton.

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Captain Reubin A. Garlick at the helm of the Hammonton
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Remembering the Ferries and Their Captains

On May 12, 1873, Captain Stephen C. Gardner guided the 79-foot, wood-fueled paddlewheel ferry Jamestown out of the new slip at East Ferry on her maiden voyage between Jamestown and Newport. The age of dependable steam ferry service on the lower Narragansett Bay had begun.

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The baton twirlers always attracted the most attention. Left to right standing- Lee Bowen, Norma Moll, Debra West. (in front) Barbara Carlos.
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Jamestown Girls Drum and Bugle Corps

In the years following World War II, marching bands were much in demand. Drum and bugle corps competed against each other, and rivalry was keen. Jamestown had had a Men’s Drum & Bugle Corps in the 1930s, and it was revived early in 1947.

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