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Book Launch: Images of America - Rhode Island Clam Shacks by David Stone & Christopher Scott Martin

Monday, May 15, 2017

6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Meeting Room (3rd Floor)

Mon, 2017-05-15 18:30 - 20:00

Rhode Island Clam Shacks by David Stone & Christopher Scott Martin

 

Steamships once plied the waters of Narragansett Bay, carrying thousands of guests to feasts of clams prepared in every way imaginable at scenic spots like Rocky Point and Crescent Park. In the '40s and '50s, Rhode Islanders took to their automobiles to drive to the beach for clamcakes and chowder at the shacks and chowder houses that carried on the old traditions.  

With more than 200 images mined from historical archives, join the authors as they take a look on the traditions and recipes honoring Rhode Island’s favorite seafood, the quahog.

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