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Pawtuxet means "Little Falls" in the native language, and this area was originally occupied by the members of the Sononoce Pawtuxet tribe, part of the larger Narragansett Indian nation, who used the area we know as Pawtuxet Neck as a feasting ground. In 1638, Rhode Island founder, Roger Williams, purchased the property extending south from Providence to the Pawtuxet River. Shortly thereafter his followers; William Arnold, William Harris, William Carpenter, and Zachariah Rhodes, settled along
Narragansett Parkway, Warwick, RI 02888