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In 1861, James Hanley was an established wholesale dealer, importing, wholesaling, and distributing foreign and domestic liquors as well as wines, whiskeys, and cigars in Providence, Rhode Island. It started as a liquor store with his brother Thomas and quickly became a series of breweries or possibly a single brewery with a series of name changes including Cooney & Hanley Brewers, the Silver Spring Brewery, the Rhode Island Brewery, the American Brewing Co., the James Hanley Brewing Co., and the Providence Brewing Company. In any case, James Hanley had a hand in a lucrative business both producing and selling at the second largest brewery in Rhode Island at the time.