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October 10

*Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

*9th Annual MS Jet Pull, Warwick

*The Art and Science of Making Chipped Stone Tools, Providence

*18th Annual Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night, Misquamicut, Westerly

*Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

October 10-12

*37th Annual Woonsocket Autumnfest, Woonsocket

*Scituate Art Festival, North Scituate, Scituate

October 11

*Blackstone River Boat Tour, Pawtucket

October 12

*Providence HONK Street Band Festival (PRONK!), Providence

October 13

*Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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October 10th in Rhode Island history


*Joseph Jenks purchases sixty acres of land on the west bank of the Blackstone River at Pawtucket Falls. [Here he established a forge, around which the settlement of Pawtucket formed].


*The Providence Town Council votes to renew its pledge to ban the importation of British goods.


*The African Benevolent Society opens the first school for blacks in Newport.


*Providence Mayor Vincent A. Cianci, Jr., the father of the nation's first court to exclusively handle gun-related crimes, proclaims his brainchild a "remarkable success" after thirteen months in operation.


*Nationwide Insurance, which insures more than 27,000 houses in Rhode Island, says it won't sell new homeowner policies in shoreline counties because of increasing losses from hurricanes.

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