| Newport, Rhode Island|
23 June 1969
| William Mitchell Kendall;
McKim, Mead & White|
Hillside Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA
King Park, Touro Park, Easton's Beach, Norman Bird Sanctuary, Common Burying Ground a
Miantonomi Memorial Park Wikipedia
Miantonomi Memorial Park is a public park between Hillside Avenue and Girard Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island.
The Narragansett Indians used the area around the park for hundreds of years and the park (and the hill it is on) is named after Sachem, or Chief, Miantonomi. This hill was Miantonomi's seat of power until it was purchased by English colonists in 1637. The settlers used the hill as a lookout and in 1667 built a beacon on the hill. During the American Revolutionary War fortifications were built on the hill, fragments of which still survive. In 1921 the City of Newport received the property from the local Stokes family. The Park Commission built a stone tower in 1929 as a World War I memorial. Miantonomi Memorial Park's 30 acres (120,000 m2) became part of the Aquidneck Land Trust through an easement in 2005.