NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Historic Wickford organization, or HistWick, will be unveiling three new markers throughout the village, detailing the history of cattle drives, African American mariners and women of Wickford. 

HistWick–a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and celebrating the cultural and historic features of the area–had previously placed six markers throughout the village, highlighting places and periods of historic importance. These markers trace different eras in Wickford’s history, from the times of the Narragansetts through the end of the 19th century. 

The unveiling and celebration of the new markers will take place at Updike Park this Saturday, July 20, at 9 a.m. During the unveiling, stories will be shared about women in Wickford in the latter half of the 19th century, “when local women influenced the town economy by owning and operating businesses in the community. 

For the full story, pick up this week's Standard Times. 

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