Oral History

During the 1930’s Fort Adams hired a hostess, Mrs. Crawford “Maudie” Allen. Pictured with some of her soldiers above, “Maudie” arranged social events for the enlisted men such as movie nights, dances and holiday parties.

Fort Adams Family“Fort Adams…often was dubbed the country club of the Army, especially by those officers and enlisted men who were assigned to it after duty in foreign areas. And its peacetime background was dotted with stories of high society and Army brass entertainment” –Harold Wade, Boston Globe, September 3, 1956

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Fort Adams Trust
90 Fort Adams Drive
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI 02840

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