Plaza of the States, Century 21, Seattle, header

Rhode Island State Honor Day, June 18, 1962

Washington State Flag Plaza of the States Fire Font of Unity Rhode Island State Flag

"Little Rhody" was honored June 18, 1962

Washington Governor Albert D. Rosellini and Idaho Governor Robert Smylie

Exclusive photo from Greater Seattle News Bureau.
Photo by Forde Photographers

Lt. Governor Gallogly of Rhode Island receives a trophy commemorating Rhode Island Honor Day in the Plaza of the States at the Seattle's World's Fair, June 18. The presentation is made by Washington Lt. Governor John Cherberg, while Mr. Joseph V. Ortolua watches the proceedings.


Plaza of the States Flagpole Plaque for Rhode Island

The printed information card that was mounted at the base of each state's flag pole.



Philatelic cover saluting Rhode Island Day

Rhode Island Day at the Century 21 Post Office.

Governor's office seal



Rhode Island is the smallest state in the Union. Despite its size the industrious people and busy factories of the state make some of the nation's most valuable products.

Rhode Island textile mills weave woolens, worsteds, cotton, nylon and lace. Machinery and precision tools come from its shops. One Rhode Island plant manufactures more silverware than any other factory in the world. The state leads the nation in the production of jewelry.

Rhode Island's waterways have influenced its history and development since colonial days. The early industrial plants were located at the fall lines of many rivers, and remain to make it the most highly industrialized state in the nation. The waterways also provide the state with fishing fisheries and recreational industries.

We are all indebted to the state where all men first had an equal voice in their government.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Albert D. Rosellini, Governor of the State of Washington, do hereby designate June 18, 1962, as


and urge the people of Washington to extend their traditional warm hospitality to our many friends from the "Little Rhody" at the Seattle World's Fair.


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