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June 22

*The African American Church Potluck Tradition, Providence

June 23

*Food Truck Fridays, Providence

June 24

*Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

*Ocean State Follies Returns!, East Providence

*WaterFire, Providence

*Ladies of Linden Place Tour, Bristol

*Avi's Something Upstairs Walking Tour, Providence

*Zoobilee: Feast with the Beasts, Providence

June 24-25

*2nd Annual Oakleaf Pow Wow, Chepachet, Glocester

June 28

*WaterFire—Partial Lighting, Providence

*More events

June 22nd in Rhode Island history*


*Roger Williams settles at Providence. [This date is, at best, a guess; Williams' only reference to it is that it was "late in the time of planting."]


*The County of Providence Plantations and Rhode Island [later Newport] County are incorporated. [The former includes the present territory of Providence, Kent, and Washington counties, except for the present towns of Cumberland, Pawtucket, and East Providence. The latter includes Newport, Portsmouth, Jamestown, and New Shoreham].


*Nathanael Greene is appointed a Brigadier General of the Continental Army by the Continental Congress.


*Mechanics Savings Bank of Westerly is incorporated.


*Governor DiPrete signs into law the Rhode Island budget of $1,242,591,836 for the 1988 fiscal year. The budget includes an income tax cut and increased local aid.

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