Trolling for dollars: South County Tourism Council hopes artist’s work lures spending visitors

DANISH ARTIST THOMAS DAMBO is building two of his planned five trolls that will be featured in Rhode Island in Charlestown's Ninigret Park next month. Pictured is one of them installed for a different installation in Denmark, part of the '7 Trolls and the Magical Tower.'/COURTESY SOUTH COUNTY TOURISM COUNCIL

CHARLESTOWN – After a multi-year delay, a world-renowned artist is bringing his giant trolls to South County, part of a new $123,000 marketing initiative spearheaded by the nonprofit tourism council to spur more visitation to the area. Crafted from recycled and reclaimed wood by Danish artist Thomas Dambo, the installation will begin with two of

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