After finding this late-1950s image, the Rhode Island Civil Defense Department truck and the background both looked familiar. It turns out that two and a half years ago, another picture taken at the same location of the rear portion of this parking lot was posted here.
At the time the following information was a part of that feature: “Today’s Parking Lot Series image takes us to a parking lot in Galilee State Park located in the Village of Galilee in the southernmost part of Narragansett, Rhode Island. The nearby Sand Hill Cove Beach has been re-named the Salty Brine State Beach and is now a part of the Rhode Island State Parks.”
“Some type of an event of public interest was taking place at the pier located in the far-left top of the photo. This view gives us a good look at the cars and trucks in the rear of the parking lot. The picture was taken back in the period during the days of the “Cold War,” as the Rhode Island Civil Defense Department was out in full force with a large van and a duck boat.”
The photo was found via where Tim MacGregor posted it. Share with us what you find of interest in this photograph courtesy of the Providence Public Library. View other photos in the Parking Lot Series here.