Colonel Washington’s Wakefield Ride, February, 1756

  What a boost for Rhode Island tourism if we had another “Washington Slept Here” site.  Maybe we do.        There’s no document, but there are many who believe that Colonel George Washington, with his Captains Mercer and Stewart and servants John Alton and William Bishop slept on Sugar Loaf Hill, outside Wakefield, at a hostelry later known …