East Smithfield Water District Rules & Regulations – 1937

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Smith-Appleby House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – 1974

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John Emin, Jr., the driving force behind the acquisition of the Smith-Appleby House.

John Emin Jr., and Ruth Lebeck.

Cutting the ribbon and entering the “Keeping Room”.

Smith-Appleby House when acquired by the historical society – 1974

1974

The barn as it looked in 1974.

Wionkhiege Valley Vol. Fire Co. Membership Card

To learn more about the Wionkhiege Fire Co. click here: Wionkhiege Valley Vol. FD

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Membership ID Card

Ticket for fundraiser.

Smithfield Bicentennial Committee – 1976

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Hospital Trust Bank – Greenville – 1986

     Photos courtesy of John Murphy, Sr., of Greenville.  

    The photos were taken in 1986 and 1987 by John Murphy.   The building is located at 410 Putnam Pike, (Rt. 44), at the corner of Rt. 44 and Rt. 5.  It is now owned by Santander Bank. 

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Note Almacs supermarket in the background.

A Letter From Jonathan Mowry – 1788

A Letter From Jonathan Mowry – 1788

     Donated by Linda Brook-Baxter in June of 2011

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Smithfield Police – A Concise History

Smithfield Police – A Concise History

Written By James H. McVey, Deputy Chief, (Ret.) 

     Originally published in the Smithfield Police FOP 1991 Yearbook.

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     To learn more, click here: Protecting Smithfield In A Simpler Time

Citizens Bank, Greenville, R. I. – 1986

     This bank building was located on Rt. 44 in Greenville.  It closed in 2017 and moved to a new building across the street.  This building is now a donut shop.  

     Photo courtesy of John Murphy Sr. of Greenville. 

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Moving The Smithfield Railroad Station – 1975

Moving The Smithfield Railroad Station – February 2, 1975

     The Smithfield Station was located on Brayton Avenue just in the from the intersection of Farnum Pike, (Rt. 104).  It was one of four stations in Smithfield that were built in the 1870s as part of the Providence & Springfield Railroad.   Passenger service to Smithfield ended in 1931, and the station fell into disrepair.  In February 2, 1975, members of the Historical Society of Smithfield brought the old station to the Smith-Appleby House.  There it sat for almost five years before being taken to the Davies Technical School in Lincoln where it underwent restoration.  It was then brought back to the Smith-Appleby House and placed on a granite foundation where it sits today on permanent display.   

     To learn more click here: Smithfield’s Woonasquatucket Railroad and here: Woonasquatucket Railroad Newspaper Articles

 

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The train station after restoration.

The train station after restoration.

 

East Smithfield Water District $1,000 Bond

East Smithfield Water District Water $1,000 Bond 

     The East Smithfield Water District was established in 1934, and in its final years was located at 307 Waterman Avenue in the Esmond portion of town.  It merged with the Providence Water Supply Board in January of 2017.

     To learn more about the history of the E. S. W. D., click here: The Battle To Bring Water To Smithfield

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Seal used by the East Smithfield (R. I.) Water District

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