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The Hope State Springs Eternal Sunshine

Posted on Thursday, June 7th, 2007.

After a short, rainy drive from Cape Cod, the booth opened in Providence, RI, to incredible sunshine. We’re parked downtown along Burnside Park and across the street from Kennedy Plaza, the main bus depot in Providence.

City Hall sits at the head of Kennedy Plaza.

As an interesting sidenote, we have heard a rumor that sideburns are the modern name for what were originally burnsides, after General Ambrose Burnside, for whom the park is also named.

Above are two photos of General Burnside’s statue, his enormous burnsides visible under the rim of his hat.

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