Miantonomi Hill

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This hill was the seat of power for Narragansett Sachem Miantonomi.  Colonial settlers used this hill for a lookout, for public executions and for a beacon light. When the British occupied Rhode Island (Aquidneck) they strengthened the fortifications with a powder magazine and other defensive works (1776-1779). When the French came (1780-1781) they manned fortifications here as part of their defensive lines for Newport.

An old stone tower stands tall in a field, blue skies behind it, it is a revolutionary war structure left behind at Miantonomi Hill.
Tower at Miantonomi Hill
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