A Civil War Veteran Reports

A Civil War Veteran Reports

In honor of Veterans Day, we are excerpting a Civil War veteran’s story, edited by Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden. Three days after the first military action of the Civil War, the assault on Fort Sumter, NC, on April 12, 1861, President Lincoln called for 75,000...
Gustavus Adolophus Clarke

Gustavus Adolophus Clarke

Gustavus Adolphus Clarke, known as G. Adolphus, was one of Jamestown’s many descendants of Joseph Clarke, one of the original purchasers of Conanicut Island.  He was born in Jamestown in 1839, eighth of the nine children of David Wright and Sarah Chaffee Clarke.  He...
When Beavertail Closed

When Beavertail Closed

In early Jamestown through the first half of the 20th century, the area that is now Beavertail State Park was a popular fishing ground. As early as 1754, the Newport Colonial Lighthouse Committee had guaranteed a Right of Way to the water around the lighthouse....