Founded in 1790, Rhode Island has a massive amount of history. You may think you know everything about our quirky little state’s past, but there may be a few interesting facts and firsts you weren’t aware of. Here are 11 facinating things from the history of our state that you might not have known about.

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We’ve got bragging rights to a lot of pretty awesome firsts here in Rhode Island, and some very interesting history. Did you learn anything new about our state?

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