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'The Breakers,' Vanderbilt Residence, Newport, R.I
The Breakers is the Vanderbilt "cottage" in Newport, Rhode Island

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First Jewish Synagogue Was Dedicated in the United States
December 2, 1763

Many famous people have visited Newport over the years. In 1790, the Hebrew congregation of Newport welcomed George Washington to their city. A hundred years later, Newport was welcoming wealthy vacationers to its shores. It became a favorite holiday spot for the rich, with its temperate climate and scenic views. The town is filled with "cottages" such as The Breakers, built for the wealthy Cornelius Vanderbilt. You can still visit lovely Newport and the Touro Synagogue today.
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