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Eastern States Exposition Rhode Island & Connecticut Days

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Bruce Oliver TV - Travel-Food

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The Avenue of States is a major attraction at the BigE each year. Today we will have audio tours that you can download to listen to as you walk through the two states highlighted today. Go to CruiseWithBruce.com for links to the tours that you can listen to about the Rhode Island and Connecticut Buildings. "The $150,000 Rhode Island Building was dedicated in 1957, marking the completion of the Avenue of States and the realization of Joshua Brooks' dream. The building is a replica of the Old Statehouse that is now preserved as a shrine in Newport. In Rhode Island you'll see exhibits featuring fine gold and sterling silver, posters and handiwork or sample some Rhode Island sea foods. You'll also find information about the state's beautiful coastline and inland attractions that may just entice you to pack your bags and head for the Ocean State." "Governor Wilbur C. Cross placed the cornerstone of the Connecticut Building on Sept. 20, 1938, just as the mighty "Hurricane of '38" hit the fairgrounds. The building was officially opened and dedicated the following year. At a cost of $85,000, the fifth addition to the Avenue was modeled after the Old Statehouse in Hartford. With its famous Bulfinch front, the building features brownstone, brick and dignified wooden columns. In Connecticut you'll learn about the history, agriculture, commerce, natural resources and industries of the Nutmeg State. The Connecticut building also features exhibits on popular tourist attractions and a wide variety of native products."