Fifty years before the publishing of this article, the landing of the French army under General Rochambeau on American soil, as well as the end of the Revolutionary War were celebrated as part of our nation's Sesquicentennial. In 1930 Newport recalled the French landing with local festivities including a parade and speeches with fireworks on Washington Square in the evening of the 11th of July. In this article, Wadleigh goes in depth about the history and proceedings of this event.
Wadleigh, John R.
"Fifty Years Ago, When Newport Remembered Rochambeau,"
Newport History: Vol. 54
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol54/iss184/3