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Getting Around

Ride the wagons, canal boats trains and trolleys of nineteenth century Woonsocket.
  • Early Roads in the Blackstone River Valley - First established as Indian trails, some of the area's earliest roads roads still exist today.
  • Blackstone Canal - The greatest engineering accomplishment of its day, follow the route of the Blackstone Canal through early nineteenth century Woonsocket.
  • Woonsocket's Railroads - With the help of the railroad, Woonsocket grew to become one of the largest textile manufacturing cities in the United States.
  • Street Cars - Convenient and inexpensive transportation that allowed for the continued growth of Woonsocket as a retail and industrial center.

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