Portuguese Settlement in the Fox Point Section of Providence, RI.
Portuguese Settlement in the Fox Point Section of Providence, RI. “During the first decades of the twentieth century, Providence, Rhode Island, began to replace New Bedford as the gateway for Portuguese immigration. Although most immigrants coming into the city moved to other industrial towns in southern New England or to the agricultural towns in central California, many remained, working in the city’s textile factories. By 1915, Providence and East Providence counted almost 5,000 Portuguese-born residents.”