Few People Know The Tragic Love Story Behind This Unusual Tower In Rhode Island

Tragic love stories pull on everyone’s heartstrings. The tale of Romeo and Juliet is probably the most famous of all time. But not many know that Rhode Island has an equally tragic romance lingering in its past and the story lives on at the Hannah Robinson Tower.

Hannah Robinson was born in 1746 to a wealthy family. She was said to be one of the most beautiful ladies of her time. Hannah should have lived a charmed life but as well all know when you throw love into the mix, sometimes things go awry.

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Did you ever hear of the story of this tragic romance? Do you enjoy getting a glimpse into Rhode Island’s past? Take a look at these old photos from the early 1900s that offer a rare peek at our history.