Legendary Locals of Yarmouth

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With roots as deep as the earliest years of the American colonies, Yarmouth has a long and colorful history that is still being written. When Stephen Hopkins built his home with permission from the court of Plymouth Colony, Yarmouth was already home to native peoples. Bounded on its north and south sides by the Atlantic Ocean, it is no surprise that ship captains, salt makers, and merchants are part of the town's early history. Later, artists, writers, and educators also became part of the scene. The artist Edward Gorey chose Yarmouth for his home, as did astronaut Daniel Burbank. Jazzman Lou Colombo and town administrator Robert Lawton have also made their marks on the community. Yarmouth's distinct neighborhoods are a source of pride, and historic preservation is a prime concern to many. The town's annual October gathering is called the Seaside Festival, to let one and all know that the people of Yarmouth are very much aware of their connection to the Atlantic.
ISBN: 9781467101479
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 143
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
John A. Basile is part of the Yarmouth community as the managing editor of the Register newspaper, the primary source of local news for Yarmouth and its neighboring towns in the Mid-Cape area. Raising his family in Yarmouth, he has also served as president of the South Yarmouth Library Association, a board member of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, and president of the Cape Cod Jazz Society.
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