Newport, Rhode Island

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Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, located approximately 33 mi southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, 20 mi south of Fall River, Massachusetts, 73 mi south of Boston, and 180 mi northeast of New York City.wikipedia
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U.S. Open (golf)

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It was the location of the first U.S. Open tournaments in both tennis and golf, as well as every challenge to the America's Cup between 1930 and 1983.
The first U.S. Open was played on October 4, 1895, on a nine-hole course at the Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island.

Naval War College

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It is also the home of Salve Regina University and Naval Station Newport, which houses the United States Naval War College, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and an important Navy training center.
The Naval War College (NWC or NAVWARCOL) is the staff college and "Home of Thought" for the United States Navy at Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Island.

Aquidneck Island

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Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, located approximately 33 mi southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, 20 mi south of Fall River, Massachusetts, 73 mi south of Boston, and 180 mi northeast of New York City.
Aquidneck Island is home to three towns, from north to south: Portsmouth, Middletown, and Newport.

Naval Station Newport

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It is also the home of Salve Regina University and Naval Station Newport, which houses the United States Naval War College, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and an important Navy training center.
The Naval Station Newport (NAVSTA Newport) is a United States Navy base located in the city of Newport and the town of Middletown, Rhode Island.

US Open (tennis)

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It was the location of the first U.S. Open tournaments in both tennis and golf, as well as every challenge to the America's Cup between 1930 and 1983.
The tournament was first held in August 1881 on grass courts at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island.

Naval Undersea Warfare Center

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It is also the home of Salve Regina University and Naval Station Newport, which houses the United States Naval War College, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and an important Navy training center.
One of the corporate laboratories of the Naval Sea Systems Command, NUWC is headquartered in Newport, Rhode Island, and has two major subordinate activities—Division Newport and Division Keyport (in Keyport, Washington).

William Brenton

Its eight founders and first officers were Nicholas Easton, William Coddington, John Clarke, John Coggeshall, William Brenton, Jeremy Clark, Thomas Hazard, and Henry Bull.
1610–1674) was a colonial President, Deputy Governor, and Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and an early settler of Portsmouth and Newport in the Rhode Island colony.

John Clarke (Baptist minister)

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Its eight founders and first officers were Nicholas Easton, William Coddington, John Clarke, John Coggeshall, William Brenton, Jeremy Clark, Thomas Hazard, and Henry Bull.
He became a co-founder of Portsmouth and Newport, Rhode Island, and he established America's second Baptist church in Newport.

Thomas Hazard

Its eight founders and first officers were Nicholas Easton, William Coddington, John Clarke, John Coggeshall, William Brenton, Jeremy Clark, Thomas Hazard, and Henry Bull.
Thomas Hazard (1610 - after 1677) was one of the nine founding settlers of Newport on Aquidneck Island (Rhode Island) in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

Portsmouth, Rhode Island

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Many of these people had been part of the settlement at Portsmouth, along with Anne Hutchinson and her followers.
Portsmouth is the second oldest municipality in Rhode Island, after Providence; it was one of the four colonies which merged to form the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, the others being Providence, Newport, and Warwick.

Fall River, Massachusetts

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Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, located approximately 33 mi southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, 20 mi south of Fall River, Massachusetts, 73 mi south of Boston, and 180 mi northeast of New York City.
The Chateau-sur-Mer mansion in Newport, Rhode Island is perhaps the best example of Fall River granite being used for private home construction.

Touro Synagogue

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It meets in Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the United States.
The Touro Synagogue or Congregation Jeshuat Israel is a synagogue built in 1763 in Newport, Rhode Island.

Old Colony House

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The Old Colony House served as a seat of Rhode Island's government upon its completion in 1741 at the head of Washington Square, until the current Rhode Island State House in Providence was completed in 1904 and Providence became the state's sole capital city.
The Old Colony House, also known as Old State House or Newport Colony House, is located at the east end of Washington Square in the city of Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

Aaron Lopez

Most prominent among those were Jacob Rodrigues Rivera, who arrived in 1745 (died 1789) and Aaron Lopez, who came in 1752 (died May 28, 1782).
Through his varied commercial ventures, he became the wealthiest person in Newport, Rhode Island, in British America.

William Coddington

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Its eight founders and first officers were Nicholas Easton, William Coddington, John Clarke, John Coggeshall, William Brenton, Jeremy Clark, Thomas Hazard, and Henry Bull.
A division in the leadership of the town occurred within a year, and he left with several others to establish the town of Newport at the south end of the island.

John Coggeshall

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Its eight founders and first officers were Nicholas Easton, William Coddington, John Clarke, John Coggeshall, William Brenton, Jeremy Clark, Thomas Hazard, and Henry Bull.
Coggeshall was very active in civil affairs, but a rift in the leadership of the colony caused him and several other leaders to leave in 1639, moving to the south end of the island and establishing the town of Newport.

Washington Square (Newport, Rhode Island)

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The Old Colony House served as a seat of Rhode Island's government upon its completion in 1741 at the head of Washington Square, until the current Rhode Island State House in Providence was completed in 1904 and Providence became the state's sole capital city.
Washington Square is the geographical and historical heart of Newport Rhode Island.

Benedict Arnold (governor)

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The Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations received its royal charter in 1663, and Benedict Arnold was elected as its first governor at Newport.
In 1651, Arnold left Providence and Pawtuxet with his family, settling in Newport where he began his public service, which lasted continuously until his death.

James Franklin (printer)

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In 1727, James Franklin (brother of Benjamin) printed the Rhode-Island Almanack in Newport.
James Franklin (February 4, 1697 in Boston – February 4, 1735 in Newport, Rhode Island) was an American colonial author, printer, newspaper publisher, and almanac publisher.

Jeremy Clarke (governor)

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Its eight founders and first officers were Nicholas Easton, William Coddington, John Clarke, John Coggeshall, William Brenton, Jeremy Clark, Thomas Hazard, and Henry Bull.
Born into a prominent family in England, he was a merchant who came to New England with his wife, Frances Latham, and four stepchildren, settling first at Portsmouth in 1638, but the following year joining William Coddington and others in establishing the town of Newport.

Common Burying Ground and Island Cemetery

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The Common Burial Ground on Farewell Street was where most of the slaves were buried.
The Common Burying Ground and Island Cemetery are a pair of separate cemeteries on Farewell and Warner Street in Newport, Rhode Island.

Nicholas Easton

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Its eight founders and first officers were Nicholas Easton, William Coddington, John Clarke, John Coggeshall, William Brenton, Jeremy Clark, Thomas Hazard, and Henry Bull.
He was in Portsmouth for about a year when he and eight others signed an agreement to create a plantation elsewhere on the island, establishing the town of Newport.

William Vernon

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William and Samuel Vernon were Newport merchants who later played an important role in financing the creation of the United States Navy; they sponsored 30 African slaving ventures.
William Vernon (January 17, 1719 – December 22, 1806), of Newport, Rhode Island, was a New England trader who played a leading role in the Continental Congress' maritime activities during the American Revolution.

America's Cup

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It was the location of the first U.S. Open tournaments in both tennis and golf, as well as every challenge to the America's Cup between 1930 and 1983.
The venue was moved to Newport, Rhode Island, where, the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company's new naval architect Starling Burgess used his success in the M-Class and his experience as a wartime plane designer to build the Vanderbilt syndicate's defender Enterprise, the smallest J-Class.

Henry Bull (governor)

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Its eight founders and first officers were Nicholas Easton, William Coddington, John Clarke, John Coggeshall, William Brenton, Jeremy Clark, Thomas Hazard, and Henry Bull.
Within a year of arriving there, he and others followed William Coddington to the south end of the island where they established the town of Newport.