About

rifootprints is a page devoted to Rhode Island history. Editor Robert A. Geake is a life-long Rhode Islander and has written about local history for over 30 years. His articles and book reviews have appeared in numerous publications throughout New England.

Mr. Geake has been involved with adult education in the state for more than twenty years, and has served on the RI Professional Development Advisory Council for the Sate Board of Adult Education.

He is the founder of E.N.O.B.L.E. a volunteer organization that provides education and mentoring for adult students with disabilities.

15 Responses to About

  1. Hello,
    I am the Program Librarian at the South Kingstown Public Library/Peace Dale. We have recently acquired a copy of your book A History of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island: Keepers of the Bay. I am writing to find out out if you would be interested in speaking here about it, and what would be involved in arranging an event. I would be looking for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon during the fall.
    Best of luck with the weather this weekend.
    Thank you.
    Jessica Wilson,
    South Kingstown Public Library/Peace Dale,
    1057 Kingstown Rd., Peace Dale RI 02879,
    401-789-1555 xt 110,
    jwilson@skpl.org or skiill@hotmail.com
    http://www.skpl.org

  2. URL says:

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  3. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. appreciate it

  4. Frank O'Brien says:

    In the nice article Was Cacauwonch “The Beginning Place”?
    change “Edward Waabu O’Brien” to “Frank Waabu O’Brien”

  5. Jenn says:

    hello, our fourth and fifth grades are exploring the idea of a RI history project, we would love to be in contact with you to see what you suggest and if we can collaborate in any way. Please contact us at your earliest convenience. jennt29@yahoo.com
    many thanks,
    Jenn
    Whiteknact PTA,

  6. Bob Tessier says:

    In your book “Historic Rhode Island Farms,” Chapter 5, you have a photo of a stable and carriage house in Albion village. Can you please tell me where in the village this is, or was, located? Love the book, by the way. Nice work.

  7. Bob Tessier says:

    Thank you. I didn’t think it was in the village, but maybe the farms.

  8. Shaston says:

    Your blog is a find. I wonder if you’ve stumbled across the name Abraham Cross (born 1772 in South Kingston) and whether the Cross surname was common among Narragansetts and/or African Americans. Also, was there an exodus of Narragansett to Griswold, CT? According to the census, Abraham and his wife, Elizabeth Primus left RI and settled in CT.

  9. Enjoyed reading about Mark Rock near where I have just moved

    • rag57 says:

      Thanks Mark, I hope you might have an opportunity to stop by the Warwick Historical Society, off Harrison Ave. on Roger Williams Circle. Henry A.L. Brown is our resident expert on Mark Rock, and could provide a lot of stories…

  10. Gary Leib says:

    For some info on first nation history in Bristol, take a look at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Waypoyset-Preserve/461474537222374
    and in my review CLICK: See More for details.

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