The Narragansett Native Americans previously occupied Rhode Island's land.
British taxation held back the city’s economic growth in its fishing, farming, and nautical enterprises.
Providence became a notorious mob scene led by mafia boss Raymond L. After millions in local and national funds were spent throughout the city in the 1970s, the city's previously falling population was stabilized.
Charles Street Intersects with Branch Avenue and from there till about Mineral Spring is still the most corrupt part of the City.
There are a couple of high-end restaurants and night clubs at the North end of Charles Street.
South Providence begins roughly at the start of Elmwood Avenue (closest to downtown) and Broad Street.
There are many restaurants, mainly serving Spanish or Chinese food; fast food places, hair salons, banks, pharmacies, libraries, and supermarkets.