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RHODE ISLAND’S NEWPORT TOWER

RHODE ISLAND’S NEWPORT TOWER

The Newport Tower is located in a tourist area on the eastern shore of the United States in Newport, Rhode Island.
Many people walk by the tower without even thinking about how it got where it is, and at the same time, there are many individuals that have been speculating about the origins of the tower.  The Newport Tower is not very big since it is only 24 feet across, and it is 28 feet in height.  What is somewhat unique about the tower is that it is supported by columns at the bottom half and the top half is completely solid and obviously very heavy since it is made out of stone.
It is generally accepted that the tower  was once an old windmill, but that is just about all that is agreed upon by many.   The differences of opinion center on the builders of the tower.  Perhaps it was the Vikings, Chinese, Portuguese, Knights Templar, or even Colonial governor Benedict Arnold, who was the great-grandfather of the Revolutionary War traitor or hero depending upon one's point of view.
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