Rhode Island — Roode Eylandt

3 min readFeb 2, 2024

How the Dutch named a State in New England

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The clay in the Netherlands is rather boring. It is more gray than anything else. Sure, there are colorations, but nothing too exciting.

Encountering Rhode Island, the Dutch recognized the reddish color of the land immediately. Make that… the reddish color of the island.