Narragansett Park

Narragansett Park Pawtucket Rhode Island Horse Racing

Stock #: 421234
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Pawtucket
State: Rhode Island (RI)
County: Providence
Publisher: Max Silverstein & Son
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Construction was begun on June 1, 1934 and the track opened in August 1934. Narragansett was the first in the east to adopt the photo-finish camera, a mechanical starting gate, all of which are now standard equipment at all tracks. Narragansett Park is made available for all community, charitable and religious functions. Periodically it is the scene of a monster religious demonstration under the direction of the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Providence. Annually the Palestine Temple holds the mammoth Shrine Circus for the Shrine Crippled Children's Hospital Fund. model airplane flight contest, soap box auto exhibitions and other community events are held annually
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