Trailer...This is one of a series of 51, 1 hour programs about the USA. Basically it's an hour program on each state, plus Washington D.C.. Full length DVD's can be found at discoveriesamerica.com.
Rhode Island is one of America’s precious gems and a microcosm of New England.
The first armed conflict with the British took place in Warwick, Rhode Island with burning of the Gaspee.
America's Industrial Revolution has its origins at Slater Mill.
Preservation of 18th century history is major concern in Newport. Twentieth century mansions line bluffs in Bellevue District including Astors Beechwood Speakeasy and bring up the past through entertainment, music & acting.
Visitors to Rose Island step back in time by staying at a lighthouse. Providence, the state’s capital, became revitalized through a combination of development and civic pride.
Barnaby Evans’ WateFire Providence is a moving work of art and symbol of the city’s transformation.
Providence also supports tradition of culinary excellence nurtured by Johnson and Wales University and Culinary Archives & Museum. Federal Hill district known as “Little Italy” is famous for restaurants, boutiques and gourmet food shops.
A glimpse into the world of regional jewelry manufacturing shows origins of beautifully preserved architecture on Benefit Street.
Outside Providence, small villages and businesses have changed little over time, including historic Coggleshall Farm and Kenyons Grist Mill.
Block Island draws thousands of summer residents each year to experience pace of island life, its beaches, boating and fishing.
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