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Few Rhode Islanders remember the day a German submarine suddenly surfaced in Newport Harbor, or the escape of a bear, tiger and panther from a circus train on the Stonington Railroad. Still fewer may have heard about the World War II fighter plane that crash-landed in the middle of a secret listening post for intercepting enemy radio signals, tucked away on a farm in Scituate. "Forgotten Tales" digs deep into Rhode Island's history and unearths little-known stories and folklore that span three centuries.
Read about the undertaker who dug his own grave, midnight gold diggers using magical diagrams, Smithfield's 'suicide bridge' and a pet elephant with a unique Achilles heel. Jim Ignasher delivers a strong dose of local color in this fascinating anecdotal history of the Ocean State.
Title: Forgotten Tales of Rhode Island
Categories: Local Interest,
Publisher: The History Press: October 2008
ISBN Number: 1596295864
ISBN Number 13: 9781596295865
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Item: 8.00 Item
Seller ID: 20110323105920
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