In Newport’s quiet Touro Park, which feels worlds away from the bustling, touristy parts of this famous town, stands an unsolved mystery. It’s called (among other names) the Old Stone Mill, though no one knows for sure what it was built for, or when. It may have been a windmill in early Colonial times, but it has also inspired some far stranger origin myths.
Visit the park (really just a few minutes from Newport’s major attractions) and ponder how the stone structure got here. Maybe you agree with one of the existing theories (the Vikings? the Chinese?) or perhaps you’d rather invent your