I Secret Providence: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
by Rebecca Keister
Where in Providence can you...pay homage to the birth of sideburns?...visit a Vampire grave?... view North America's largest collection of Fresco paintings?...see a tree that ''ate'' a state founder?...get a glimpse of a 58-foot blue bug?...spend the afternoon at the home of America's longest-played baseball game?...explore a castle in the middle of the city? You ll find all these unique - and often little-known - landmarks, attractions and hidden gems and more inside Secret Providence: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure. Whether you're interested in Rhode Island's haunted, hysterical, surprising or somber, Secret Providence, gives you insider access to all the mysteries you never knew the city was holding and takes you on a tour like none you've seen before. Founded to establish a community of and home for visionaries looking to break free of rules and the status quo, Rhode Island has a deeply rebellious history and those who call it home have always celebrated its spirit of individuality and embraced its welcoming of the offbeat and unique. This scavenger-hunt type guide to the state's capital city and beyond is an exploration of the weird, wonderful and obscure odds and ends that continue to make it an idyllic spot for uncommon living.
Rebecca Keister lives and writes in Providence, RI. She has written extensively on the city's tourism industry and for local publications including Providence Business News and The Sun Chronicle, and is the author of 100 Things to Do in Providence Before You Die. When not busy putting pen to paper, she is a wine and theatre enthusiast who loves exploring her chosen home city and state with friends and family.