Provincetown: Volume I

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On November 11, 1620, the Mayflower landed at the tip of CapeCod, allowing the Pilgrims their first glimpse of America andtheir first contact with what was to become their new home. Inthe nearly four hundred years since their arrival, Provincetown, acharming and historic seaport town, has been an important port forfishing and whaling vessels, a favorite destination for vacationers, anda haven for those looking to make this unique community their home.Established in 1727, Provincetown first found prosperity in thetrade and commerce of the fishing and whaling industries. At the turnof the twentieth century, however, the seaport's beguiling charms andinnate beauty were discovered by artists and writers who flocked to theseashore in successive droves. The spirit and energy of these new yearroundresidents and seasonal creative individuals injected new lifeinto the heart of the community. The more than two hundred blackand-white images in this delightful volume, most of which are fromvintage postcards, chronicle the evolution of Provincetown—fromthe conception, building, and dedication of the Pilgrim MemorialMonument, America's tallest granite monument, to the activities ofresidents and tourists at work and play in the three neighborhoods ofthis enchanting Cape Cod town.
ISBN: 9780738589664
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In this engaging architectural and social history, antiquarian and historian John Hardy Wright brings to life the stories, culture, and pride of Provincetown in the first of two volumes on this fascinating, atypical Cape Cod community.
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