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Built in 1790, the Sprague Mansion served as home to two of the state?s governors and both of them had been named William Sprague. During the Civil War, the Sprague family had been considered the richest in the entire country.

Interestingly enough, the historic site is also considered one of the most popular haunted places in the state and certainly the most haunted location in the city of Cranston. Local legends about haunting in the area had erupted when William?s brother, Col. Amasa Sprague, had been found bludgeoned to death just a stone?s throw away from his home.

One of the most popular artefacts found in the mansion is the 1880 Steinway Centennial, which is an almost-nine-foot concert grand piano bequeathed by Newport?s Shaw family and currently located in the mansion?s majestic ballroom.
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