Covering the period from 1775–1781, this illustrated and extensively documented work published in 2014 names names and describes in detail-rich chapters the activities of spies on both sides of the Revolution. It mentions South Kingstown numerous times, noting it as a location where the General Assembly met, and where the village of Tower Hill served as a lookout point. A fascinating look into a time of secrets, intrigue, and danger that played out right here!
Peace Dale Library has added American Queen: The Rise and Fall of Kate Chase Sprague, Civil War “Belle of the North” and Gilded Age Woman of Scandal by John Oller to the Rhode Island History collection.
The Library’s collection contains other works about Kate Chase Sprague but this is the first new single volume about her to be added since 1971.
Kate Chase Sprague’s home during the time of her stormy marriage to William Sprague (1863-1879) was located at the current site of South County Museum. Very little remains of their opulent mansion that burned down in 1909. Though now in Narragansett, the area was part of South Kingstown when the Spragues lived there.