Remembering Rocky Point

Remembering Rocky Point

Take a stroll through the years as we remember a Rhode Island landmark -- Rocky Point.

A Rhode Island Collection Retrospective

Housed within the Providence Public Library's Rhode Island Collection are these and other images and decades of news stories related to Rocky Point -- which are from the Library's daily index of the Providence Journal and Evening Bulletin from 1900 to 2004. They provide an historic record of happenings and events through Rocky Point's storied past as a treasured Rhode Island destination for family recreation. Full articles may be accessed at the Library Reference Department. Providence Journal stories after December 1983 may also be accessed online using a PPL Library Card number.

Today, while the Rocky Point Foundation seeks Rhode Islanders' support as it advocates for public ownership of this scenic and cultural treasure -- so that future generations will have the same opportunity to enjoy it that many Rhode Islanders have had over the past century, it is interesting to note that this very opportunity existed more than 100 years ago! (See full article below, Dec. 21, 1908).

Rocky Point Ferris Wheel - Post Card

1890 - Dock at Rocky Point

1953 - Rocky Point Midway

Check our Rhode Island Image Collection for more Rocky Point and other historic Rhode Island images. Simply search on "Rocky Point." View Slideshow

From our article archives:

There are more than 300 newspaper articles from 1905 to 2004 in the archives, plus a dozen books and magazine articles with sections that relate to the park. Below begins a partial list.

December 21, 1908: Rocky Point Price $250,000 - Owners Have Conference with Park Commission Chairman (From Film)

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