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Bristol, RI

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From Wikipedia.
Bristol is a town in and the historic county seat of Bristol County, Rhode Island, United States.[3] The population was 22,954 at the 2010 census. Bristol, a deepwater seaport, is named after Bristol, England.

Major industries include boat building (and related marine industries), manufacturing and tourism.



















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Thanks for these and your Newport thread - makes me miss home so much! I love Bristol, especially Colt State Park down the road from downtown. Such a beautiful part of New England.


I've had lunch and dinner here countless times, there's also a great ice cream bar across the street.

If I remember my history correctly, this used to be part of Massachusetts (neighboring Bristol County, MA), but Mass traded it to Rhodie for Fall River. A good trade at the time, but I think Rhodie ended up winning in the long run ;)
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Looks like a very nice town, thanks for posting. I especially liked this library for some reason:


That's Richardsonian Romanesque style, if I'm not mistaken. Probably am, but still, quite beautiful.
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Bristol looks great! I've heard good things about it, but have not seen it in pictures. It looks a lot like Newport, which makes sense.
Bristol looks great! I've heard good things about it, but have not seen it in pictures. It looks a lot like Newport, which makes sense.
I much prefer Bristol to Newport - I think you could describe Bristol (and neighboring Great Barrington) as having more of a Cape Cod feel than a Newport feel. Newport is almost like a southern Portsmouth NH.
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