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1929    Mount Hope Toll Bridge opened connecting Bristol and Portsmouth.

1931    Warwick incorporated as a city.

           State Airport at Hillsgrove dedicated (After re-construction re-opened in 1936).

1933    Rhode Island voters approve repeal of Prohibition Amendment.

1934    Horse-racing and para-mutual betting legalized. Narragansett Park opens.

           September: National Guard called out for strike duty in Saylesville.

1936    State population, 680,712.

            Rhode Island observes 300th anniversary of its founding and settlement.

1938    Great Hurricane of 1938 devastates South County