Warwick may at first glance seem "connected at the hip" to nearby Providence, but the small city has a long, proud history as a colonial outpost, a roost for revolutionary rabble-rousers, and a mecca for manufacturing. Like the rest of Rhode Island, Warwick was founded by independent and free-thinking people seeking a refuge from religious intolerance. What they found in Warwick was a site of transcendental beauty and power, situated on a saltwater bay and fast-flowing rivers. The pioneer qualities that created Warwick have served it well in its evolutionary journey over the decades, as it has transformed from a rough manufacturing town to a sophisticated city attracting financiers and tourists while still appreciating a home-town atmosphere.
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