W3R - Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route

Although there is some discussion concerning the exact route, Old Plainfield Pike/Plainfield Pike passing through the southeast corner of the Town of Foster may be part of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (also known as the W3R). This historic route follows the path taken by the French army under Rochambeau on its journey from Providence to the battle of Yorktown in 1781 near the end of the American Revolution. Once all the signage has been posted, history buffs should be able to make the drive from Providence to Yorktown, Virginia simply by following the signs depicted here. You can get more information on this aspect of Foster history and the W3R in general by clicking here.