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Gaspee Day Parade 2015: 50th Anniversary

This weekend culminates the 50th celebration of what historians call “The First Blow for Freedom,” the 1772 burning of the HMS Gaspee by a scrappy band of Rhode Islanders, with a number of events, including the Gaspee parade.

Warwick Post contributors and photographers Bethany Hashway and Lincoln Smith brought their cameras along for the celebration, and they’ve shared some of the scenes they captured during the parade Saturday morning.

Take a look through the gallery to catch a glimpse at something you might’ve missed from the parade, or maybe to spot someone you know.

Rob Borkowski
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Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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