Rhode Island is the state in which I was born and raised, and though I now live in Connecticut, I still consider myself a true Rhode Islander. That's why I had a lot of fun pulling together a list of things made in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island is so small that you can drive through it top to bottom in less than an hour (if you are lucky enough to miss rush hour and beach traffic). To a Rhode Islander, driving more than 15 minutes to get anywhere is “too far” and usually only done on special occasions. Because of its small size, it is not unusual to meet a fellow Rhode Islander, while on vacation and in a different state, only to find out that they dated a cousin, or that they in fact are a cousin. And every Rhode Islander has met at least one person that thinks Rhode Island is an island off of New York.
All joking aside, Rhode Island has been a key manufacturing hub for the United States since the late 1700s. At times in history, Rhode Island topped the nation in the manufacturing of textiles, silverware and machine tools and the world in the manufacturing of jewelry. Times have been hard over the years and many companies have gone out of business or left Rhode Island to relocate to another state or over seas. However, there are still many companies that have remained or chosen Rhode Island as their place to call home. With out any further ado, here are things I love made in Rhode Island.
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