John McNiff, right, a ranger with the Roger Williams National Memorial as he portrays Rhode Island founder Roger Williams, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, second right, and Bob Burke, left, creator of... more 
John McNiff, right, a ranger with the Roger Williams National Memorial as he portrays Rhode Island founder Roger Williams, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, second right, and Bob Burke, left, creator of the Independence Trail watch as Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, second left, signs a memorandum of agreement between the state and city establishing the Independence Trail, during a ceremony at the Old Statehouse in Providence, R.I., Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Wednesday is 235th anniversary of the Rhode Island General Assembly's declaration of independence from the British crown. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Stew Milne
Wed, May 4, 2011 5:04 PM EDT