dslreports logo
site
spacer

spacer
 
    All FAQs Site FAQ DSL FAQ Cable Tech About DSL Distance DSL Hurdles »»
spc

spacer




how-to block ads




6.0 Rhode Island

Yes! you can go skiing and snowboarding in RI! Check out Yawgoo Valley Ski & Sports Park.

by vaxvms See Profile edited by sashwa See Profile
last modified: 2007-12-10 17:56:26

State Name origin - This state was named by Dutch explorer Adrian Block. He named it "Roodt Eylandt" meaning "red island" in reference to the red clay that lined the shore. The name was later anglicized when the region came under British rule.

Nickname - The Ocean State: (Official) This nickname was formulated to attract tourism to Rhode Island and appears on non-commercial license plates. "Ocean State" began appearing on Rhode Island license plates in 1972, replacing "Discover." The Rhode Island Tourism Division promotes over 400 miles of coastline. This is not all ocean frontage but includes Narragansett Bay extending inland from the Atlantic Ocean north to the center of the state. All Rhode Islanders live within a 30-minute drive to the Atlantic Ocean or Narragansett Bay.

Residents - People who live in Rhode Island or who come from Rhode Island are called Rhode Islanders.

Official State Symbols

•Bird - Rhode Island Red
•Drink - Coffee Milk
•Fish - Striped Bass
•Flower - Violet
•Fruit - Rhode Island Greening apple
•Rock - Cumberlandite
•Shell - Quahaug
•Song - Rhode Island's It's For Me
•Tree Red Maple
•Yacht - Twelve-meter yacht "Courageous"


by vaxvms See Profile edited by sashwa See Profile
last modified: 2006-11-18 11:37:15

There is always something interesting to do and see in Rhode Island and not just in the summer. Special events, fairs, festivals, and concerts are happening year-round throughout the state.

Events Calendar

by sashwa See Profile
last modified: 2006-11-05 11:11:38

Rhode Island is known as the Ocean State. Spectacular shorelines and interesting towns give Rhode Island beauty and verve.

Visit Rhode Island

by sashwa See Profile
last modified: 2006-11-05 11:07:00

Rhode Island

by vaxvms See Profile edited by sashwa See Profile
last modified: 2006-11-11 00:17:45