Woonsocket

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Main Street Mystery Photograph by Shane Alger

Includes villages of Woonsocket Falls, Bernon, Jenckesville, Hamlet, Social, and Globe

Settled approximately 1661, Incorporated as a town in 1867 and as a city in 1888

  • The famous WWII Ghost Army was designed by Fred Patten and manufactured here by the U.S. Rubber Co. which burned down in 2011
  • Home to Mount St. Charles Academy, the Alma Mater of NHL greats such as Bryan Berard, Brian Boucher, and Mathieu Schneider to name a few
  • Birthplace of Baseball Hall of Famer, Napoleon Lajoie
  • Autumnfest is held every Columbus Day Weekend in WWII Veterans Memorial State Park
  • Corporate Headquarters of CVS Health
  • President Abraham Lincoln once spoke at Harris Institute Hall on March 8, 1860

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