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We are pleased to make recent issues of "The Crier" -- a quarterly publication of the Glocester Heritage Society -- available online for viewing and printing.

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  • "Jocktan Putnam's Cows": An Agrarian Rebellion In Glocester, Rhode Island, 1782-83
    In the winter of 1782-83, with the eight-year American Revolution winding down to its victorious conclusion, the town of Glocester, Rhode Island found itself embroiled in a bloody and contentious controversy that threatened to tear that community apart.
  • Glocester, Rhode Island (Images of America Series)
    Edna Whitaker Kent. Photographic essay of Glocester includes 112 photographs and memorabilia from various private collections, spanning the years 1826-1992. Each photograph is captioned with detailed information from the author's private research files encompassing authoritative texts, town records, and personal interviews. Features Chepachet, Harmony, West Glocester, Cherry Valley, including businesses, mills, parades , events, Old Home Days, turnpikes and roads, earth industry, and schools. Includes photo of gun used to shoot renowned Betty the Elephant at Chepachet Bridge and eyewitness drawing of Dorr Rebellion by prisoner of war. 1998, 128 pp., photos, map, paper, $20.00 (includes S&H).
  • Glocester - The Way Up Country: A History, Guide and Directory
    Compiled by The Heritage Division, Glocester Bicentennial Commission; edited by Edna Whitaker Kent. Pre-settlement history, the land, settlers, incorporation, commerce, Dorr Rebellion 1842 (RI's only civil war), wars, religion, schools, public service, singular events, shooting of elephant 1826, personal profiles, chronology, town panoramas with poetry, memory lane; with an introduction from the pen of H.P. Lovecraft. 1976, 192 pp., over 80 photos & illus., 2 maps, hardcover, $24.00 (includes S&H).

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