Historic Rhode Island Farms (eBook)

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Dating back to the colonial era, the historicbarns and outbuildings of Rhode Island have withstood the test of time. Fromthe state’s early barnyard taverns to the modern-day horse and dairy farms thatpopulate rural Rhode Island, each of these buildings has a story to tell. Inthe mid-eighteenth century, the Narragansett planters bred horses on theirfarms in southern Rhode Island. Later, dairy farms sprang up across the region.Milking barns were built on the largest farms in the state, including theTheinhert Dairy Farm and Barn in Lincoln. Before the advent of electrictrolleys, urban barns sheltered horses for early tramcar transportation. Eachbarn is a beloved reminder of the state’s history. Join author Robert A. Geakeas he explores the origins and evolution of Rhode Island’s farms.

Dating back to the colonial era, the historicbarns and outbuildings of Rhode Island have withstood the test of time. Fromthe state’s early barnyard taverns to the modern-day horse and dairy farms thatpopulate rural Rhode Island, each of these buildings has a story to tell. Inthe mid-eighteenth century, the Narragansett planters bred horses on theirfarms in southern Rhode Island. Later, dairy farms sprang up across the region.Milking barns were built on the largest farms in the state, including theTheinhert Dairy Farm and Barn in Lincoln. Before the advent of electrictrolleys, urban barns sheltered horses for early tramcar transportation. Eachbarn is a beloved reminder of the state’s history. Join author Robert A. Geakeas he explores the origins and evolution of Rhode Island’s farms.


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