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Where Is The Comet? Page 1
This page has photos of our 1961 Comet
taken in front of interesting places.

Where Is The Comet
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Where Is The Comet Diners & Dives
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RI Diners That Are gone.

Diners That Have Gone To Die.

Diners That Are On Their Way Back.
Rocky Point Front Gate, Warwick RI

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Rocky Point Amusement Park, Warwick, Rhode Island
Since 1847 Rockey Point Amusement park was the place to go in Rhode Island.
Rocky Point Park was the second oldest operating park in the US. Rocky point was famous for the World's Largest Shore Dinner Hall with seating for 4,000 people. The shore dinner hall was renown for its Rhode Island clam chowder, clam cakes, authentic clambakes and the world famous Rocky Point shore dinners. Rocky Point sadly closed in 1994.
(This of course is a picture I made up since the park was long gone when I put it together for this page)
Too many of these old amusement parks have been closed to build shopping malls or apartments for rent in recent years. At least Rocky Point didn't share that fate. The property was purchased by the state of Rhode Island to create a State Park.

The Rustic Drive-In, North Smithfield, RI

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The Rustic Drive-In, North Smithfield, Rhode Island
Opened July 3rd, 1951

Fighting Seabee Statue, Davisville, RI

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Fighting Seabee Statue, Davisville, Rhode Island
The Fighting Seabee, mascot of the Navy's WWII Construction Battalion, stands at the Seabee Museum and Memorial Park, site of the former U.S. Naval Construction Battalion Center Davisville, Rhode Island.

Theodore Francis Green Airport, Warwick, RI

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Theodore Francis Green Airport, Warwick, Rhode Island
In 1931, Hillsgrove State Airport, located on Airport Road, then called Occupatuxet Road, opened becoming the first state-owned and operated in the United States. The Airport was dedicated on September 27, 1931. Two air shows drew a crowd of over 150,000; the largest crowd that had attended a public function in the country. January, 1933, the state opened its administration and terminal building at 572 Occupatuxet(now Airport) Road. The building today houses the U.S. Weather Service office and was the first step towards bringing the Hillsgrove into the modern age.

Turks Head Building, Providence, RI

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Turks Head Building, Providence, Rhode Island
The Turk's Head Building is a 16-story office high-rise in Providence, Rhode Island. Completed in 1913, the building is one of the oldest skyscrapers in Providence. Standing 215 feet (66 meters) tall, it is currently the 11th-tallest building in Providence. The figurehead, which came from the ship Sultan, depicted the head of an Ottoman warrior. Whitman's store was called "At the sign of the Turk's Head". The figurehead vanished in a storm and today a granite replica of the original Turk head is found on the building's 3rd floor fašade.

Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge, Foster, RI

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Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge, Foster, Rhode Island
As of 1920, all covered bridges in Rhode Island had been removed or taken to a non-traffic location. In 1992 the Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge was dedicated as the first covered bridge in Rhode Island. In September 1993, that bridge was burned down by three local youths. Community members were determined to see the bridge rise again. In November 1994 this Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge was rededicated and stands to this day. Based on an 1820 design, this bridge remains the only covered bridge in Rhode Island to be open to vehicle traffic and one of only three in the state.

Slater Park Looff Carousel, Pawtucket RI

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Slater Park Looff Carousel, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Slater Park Looff Carousel was built in 1895 by Charles I.D. Looff and was origionally in Lee Funland, Upstate NY, it was moved to Slater Park in Pawtucket, RI in 1910. The Carousel has 44 Standing Horses, 6 Menagerie Animals (1 Camel, 3 Dogs, 1 Giraffe, 1 Lion), and 2 chariots. It is the fastest Looff Carousel made, it is also the oldest stationary carousel in the world.

Roger Willams Park, Providence RI

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Roger Willams Park, Providence, Rhode Island
Roger Williams Park, in the southern part of the city of Providence, Rhode Island, is an elaborately landscaped 427-acre city park and National Historic District. The park is named after the founder of the city of Providence and one of the founders of the state of Rhode Island, Roger Williams. The land for the park was a gift to the people of Providence in 1871, in accordance with the will of Betsey Williams, the great-great-great-granddaughter, and last surviving descendant of the founder to own the land. It had been the family farm and represented the last of the original land grant to Roger Williams in 1638 from Canonicus, chief of the Narragansett Indian tribe.