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Do you have stories of Mashapaug Pond, the Gorham Manufacturing Company, and Providence's Reservoir Triangle and West End? What was there before the industrial park next to Mashapaug Pond? Did you participate in the Tracing Mashapaug project? Join…

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Wilbur Jennings, the Councilman for Ward 8 (Elmwood, Reservoir, West End) on the Providence City Council, is a long-time resident of the neighborhoods near Mashapaug Pond. In this excerpt, he shares some of his childhood memories, his thoughts about…

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"...it is essential to the health of the neighborhood that they be not polluted by dumping or the crowding of buildings on their shores."

-Report of the Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners to the Rhode Island General Assembly at its January…

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From the junk pile by Mashapaug Pond.

Native History and Mashapaug .docx
In the 1930s, a gathering of several indigenous groups (Narragansett, Nip-muck, Wampanoag, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Misquamicut, Niantic) occurred at Mashapaug Pond. Why did they gather and what was the outcome?

Quintero.MashapaugCommonsPlaza.doc
When and why was the Mashapaug Commons plaza built? What did it replace? What businesses have occupied this plaza?

Research Report Chang (new).pdf
What is the history of the Murphy-Trainor Memorial Park (dedicated 1994) and the J.T. Owens Park? How and why were they created?
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