Rhode Island Railroad Stations: Post Card Views at the Turn of the 20th Century.

2:00 p.m.  March 19, 2017
Blackstone Valley Historical Society
North Gate Toll House
1873 Old Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI  02865

Joseph Coduri, author of “Rhode Island Railroad Stations: Post Card Views at the Turn of the 20th Century” will be giving a presentation based on his book.  Using images from vintage post cards, Mr. Coduri will illustrate the role the railroads played in early twentieth century life in Rhode Island.  The railroads linked Rhode Island’s villages and connected them to the shoreline communities. Please join us!  This program is free and the public is welcome.  Donations are gratefully accepted.  Image is from the book, showing postcard views of the Westerly and Apponaug stations.

About the author:  Joseph E. Coduri received his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Rhode Island and began this career on the staff of the University’s Bureau of Government Research working with cities and towns throughout Rhode Island.

After 14 years he left the academic environment and became a Supervisor of Local Government Assistance for the State of Rhode Island. Joe retired in 2013 after a 45-year career in State service.

Joe has been collecting post cards of Rhode Island for the past 35 years, and since 1988 he has chaired or co-chaired the very successful Annual Exhibit & Show of the Rhode Island Post Card Club. His first goal in retirement was to produce Rhode Island Railroad Stations: Post Card Views at the Turn of  the 20th Century.  Joe and his wife Joan reside in Warwick, Rhode Island


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