settlers from nearby Plymouth Colony and the colony of Massachusetts Bay (established 1628) ventured into the Narragansett region to trade with indian tribes. Finally, in 1635, Rhode Island got its first white settler -- William Blackstone, an eccentric Anglican clergyman who built a home near Lonsdale on the banks of the river, which came to bear his name."
And the buggers have been eccentric ever since!!!
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