Rhode Island Tercentenary Issue
First Day Cover
300th Anniversary of the Settlement of Rhode Island
Issued on May 4, 1936 in Providence, RI - Scott #777
Unofficial Town Cancel - Peace
Dale Station of Wakefield
Unknown Cachet Maker - Planty #777-17
The Peace Dale
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 open.
Peace Dale is the home
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
Roland Hazard Letter - 1848.)
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.
Check List of Rhode Island Post
Offices 1790-1994 - Del Beaudreau
Rhode Island Postal History: The Post Offices - Merolla, Jackson