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)

West Warwick, Rhode Island 02893

The Arctic Post Office (West Warwick Township, Kent County) was established on October 29, 1889 under Postmaster Joseph Bouchard. The name was changed to West Warwick Post Office on August 15, 1925 while operating under Postmaster Albert J. Rene. This Post Office is currently in operation under Postmaster Gary J. Laprocina appointed on December 10, 2005.

NOTE: Arctic is located in the center of West Warwick and is the area where most of the city's municipal buildings are located.

The town of West Warwick was incorporated in 1913; it is the most recently established town in the state. The town is located on the banks of the Pawtuxet River and at one time was the industrial center for the town of Warwick. West Warwick has faded and its growth has slowed dramatically since the collapse of the textile industry.

West Warwick was the scene of one of the worst Fire Disasters in the country on February 20, 2003 when The Station Nightclub caught fire from pyrotechnics used during a concert staged by The Great White. One Hundred lives were lost due to the fire.

SEE ALSO: Post Card - A View of Quidnick Street in Artic, RI - Circa 1911

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