September 25, 2023

East Providence Historical Society News


“2nd Sunday” Summer Open Houses : July 10, Aug. 14
1pm - 3:30 pm

Ding, Ding, Ding Goes The Trolley

Hikes at Hunt’s : 1:30 at the Gazebo
Family Games: 1 - 3PM
Rumford Junction Band : 1:30 at the Gazebo

John Hunt Museum - 65 Hunts Mills Road - 02916

Did you know that Hunt’s Mills had its own trolley line off Pleasant Street in 1901? And that the amusement park was so popular by 1911, a “back door line” had been built from Taunton Avenue over the 10 Mile River at Eldon Street, straight to the Park? Three EPHS members, Jesse Albright, Reinhard Wolgemuth, and Bruce Remick have contribut-ed to this summer’s exhibit, a look at the trolley/rail system in early East Providence.

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