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Private Mailing Card - 1905 - Stone Tower at Newport, RI

Mailed on August 5, 1905 from Saunderstown, Rhode Island

This card was mailed to Mrs. Edward White in Fitchburg, Massachusetts from Florence who was staying at Saunderstown, RI and playing the tourist scene in Newport and Narragansett. The Sturbridge referred to in the note is a small village in Massachusetts. There is a replica of a Pilgrim Village located there and my fifth grade class visited Sturbridge Village on a school trip in 1954. (I still remember their homemade "Rock Candy" on a string.)

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The note on the card reads as follows:

Aug. 4, 1905. We are staying at Saunderstown now and I have been spending the afternoon in Newport. Aunt Jessie is taking her vacation now at S__ with us so she and I are having a few larks. This is our second trip to Newport and have been twice to Narragansett Pier. My way returns to Sturbridge later. Will write a letter later.
With love,
            Florence S. S.

The Saunderstown Post Office, (North Kingstown Township, Washington County) was established on June 23, 1892 under Postmaster Stillman Saunders. The Saunderstown Post Office is currently in operation. The Post Office I remember from the fifties when I was living in Saunderstown was in a combination home (upstairs) and Post Office. I believe it also used to be a general merchandise store at one time. This building, now houses a store and the Post Office has moved to a brand new structure across the street on A1A - Boston Neck Road.

See Also: History of Old Stone Mill at Newport, RI 
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