Chatham, Massachusetts

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At the beginning of the twentieth century, Chatham already had a long New England history and was just emerging as a major coastal resort. During the next 40 years, modern tourism developed, mixing historic buildings and coastal traditions with new features catering to off-Cape visitors. Postcards captured the scenic and cultural beauty of Chatham and documented the tranquil images of the seaside setting. This informative book, filled with local anecdotes and familiar scenes throughout town, covers the period from 1905 to 1940 with nearly two hundred images of the changing Chatham landscape. These pages are filled with details of the people and places that have affected the modern setting of this Cape Cod resort. Most of the scenes are highly recognizable to visitors and give context to our daily lives, enriching our sense of who we are and how we fit into strong local traditions.
ISBN: 9780738503318
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Biologist Bob Zaremba and airline manager Danielle Jeanloz are both antique dealers in Chatham. Their interest in local history and enthusiasm for this coastal resort, combined with a large collection of Chatham postcards, have resulted in an affectionate account of the historic roots of this popular town.
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