Providence, RIA Brief History of Providence, RI

In 1636, Puritan theologian Roger Williams settled the Providence area, which grew into one of the original Thirteen Colonies. Williams had previously been banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for advocating for the separation of church and state and for condemning the confiscation of land from Native Americans. In 1652, Providence became the first place in the United States to pass an anti-slavery law.

Leading up to the Revolutionary War, residents from Providence were among the first to be involved in violent conflict with the British, and Rhode Island was also the first colony to renounce its allegiance to the crown. Conversely, it was the last of the Thirteen States to ratify the Constitution, requiring assurances that the Bill of Rights would be added.

By the early 1900s, Providence had become one of the wealthiest cities in the United States. It was a major manufacturer of industrial products. This century, the city has been shifting into a knowledge economy, including rebranding the old Jewelry District into “Knowledge District.”

Maple Avenue Family Dentistry Near Providence, RI

We love serving the people of Providence and helping them achieve their dental health goals. Whether that means essential preventative dentistry through regular cleaning appointments, something more advanced like dental implants, or even emergency treatments in the case of an injury, we look forward to being your partners in lifelong dental health. Check this map if you need directions to our practice.

If you are unsure whether your situation is considered a dental emergency, do not hesitate to contact us anyway. We quickly diagnose and determine the gravity of the problem and treat you according to your emergency needs promptly. Sometimes life happens, and there are just times when dental care is immediately needed. In these times, an emergency dentist is who you need to call.

See What Providence Has to Offer

A great place to visit in Providence is the Roger Williams Zoo. There are so many types of animals to see, with well-shaded walkways and a large petting zoo the kids will love. This zoo lacks the hustle and bustle of most big-city zoos, and it is largely cage-free. It’s also one of the oldest zoos in the country!

Providence is also home to Brown University, a school that’s older than the nation! Even if you’re not a student of this prestigious and historic Ivy League school, it’s a beautiful historic site for a walk. You’ll love getting a closer look at the bell tower and the different architectural styles of the buildings.

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