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Newport Cemetery

Among those buried in this graveyard, which dates to the 17th century, are several governors, a Declaration of Independence signatory, famous lighthouse keeper Ida Lewis, and Desire Tripp, whose unusual February 1786 gravestone commemorates the amputation of her arm. Many tombstones were made in the stone-carving shop of John Stevens, which opened in 1705 and still operates today.

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Farewell St.
Rhode Island  02840, USA


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