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Eastham, known as the land of the first light, is an ever-changing place. Although Europeans began visiting these shores early in the 1600s, the area's first inhabitants lived here over seven thousand years ago. In 1620, Mayflower passengers and crew had their first encounter with the Nawsett Indians over the theft of corn. From the mid-1800s to the 1960s, sails were replaced by engines. The discovery of oil ended the whaling industry for Eastham captains, and wide-scale farming and tourism became the backbone of Eastham's economy. Eastham chronicles the challenges, successes, and personal strengths of the town of Eastham as it evolved with time.
ISBN: 9780738511764
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Marilyn C. Schofield and Roberta Cornish are volunteer archivists for the Eastham Historical Society. They bring to this book a love of history and a desire to share it with others. Schofield is a direct descendant of six of the seven founding fathers of Eastham. Cornish, who has ties to the Allen family from Sandwich, moved to Eastham a dozen years ago. From these two viewpoints, they have compiled this unique journey into Eastham's past.
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