Rhode Island Postal Cards - Fist Day of Issue

Settling of Rhode Island by Roger Williams in 1636
Designed by David Blossom - Scott #UX112
Issued on June 26, 1986 in Providence, RI
Rhode Island Town Cancels (by RIPS)

Peace Dale Station (Wakefield), Rhode Island 02883

The Peacedale Post Office, (South Kingstown Township, Washington County) was established on December 15 1840 under Postmaster Erasmus D. Campbell. The Post office was disestablished on August 14, 1928 and became a station of Wakefield, RI on August 15, 1928. This station is currently in operation.

Peace Dale is the home of "The Museum of Primitive Art and Culture." The museum was founded in 1892 by Rowland Hazard, who also established and built Carolina Mills on the Pawcatuck River in 1841. Today, the museum houses over 15,000 archaeological  and primitive art objects from around the world. Peace Dale was also home to the first Woolen Worsted Mill in the country.

Peacedale was founded around 1800 by Roland and named after his wife Mary Peace.

SEE ALSO: The Museum of Primitive Art and Culture
History of the Hazard Family of Peace Dale, Rhode Island 
1843 Isaac P. Hazard Letter 
History of Carolina Mills 
Intro to "Jonny-Cake Papers" Bio of Thomas Hazard by Roland Gibson Hazard II - 1915 
Postcard - Hazard Memorial Hall 
Postcard - Hazard's Castle 


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