Tag: Agriculture / Farming

Thomas Robinson Hazard

Hazard, Thomas R. (Thomas Robinson), 1797-1886 Thomas Robinson Hazard was a South Kingstown manufacturer, agriculturalist, author, and social reformer who embodied the egalitarian spirit of the pre-Civil War age of reform. Affectionately called “Shepard Tom” because of his prize sheep herd, Hazard was a seventh generation descendant of Thomas Hazard, the progenitor of the famous

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William Tripp

William Tripp (1824-91) of Little Compton was the man most responsible for the development of a breed of hens known as “the Rhode Island Red,” a fowl that has been designated the state bird. Tripp operated a farm on Long Highway in Little Compton where he conducted breeding experiments with various kinds of poultry in

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