Everyday Life in Truro: From the Indians to the Victorians

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Have you ever wondered how life on the Outer Cape used to be, before traffic and summer visitors? In Everyday Life in Truro, longtime Truro resident Richard Whalen, author of the companion volume Truro: The Story of a Cape Cod Town, illuminates Truro's past, describing in fascinating detail the everyday triumphs and tragedies of pre–World War II life on remote and windswept Truro. Everyday Life in Truro describes the idyllic days of the Pamet Indians and the storm-lashed hardships of Truro's first families as they worked to carve an enduring settlement amid the sandy soil and dangerous fishing grounds of Cape Cod.
ISBN: 9781596293649
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: Brief History
Images: 12
Pages: 120
Dimensions: 5 (w) x 8 (h)
Author Richard Whalen, who has been summering in Truro since the 1960s and a full-time resident since 1989, is a graduate of both Fordham College and Yale University. The author of Shakespeare: Who Was He?, Whalen worked in various capacities in the journalism and communications industries, having served as an AP reporter and editor. Later he joined IBM, where he rose to become director of communications IBM Europe and group director of communications for the Americas & Far East. Now retired, Whalen also served as the editorial director on a commission that published a 128-page recommendation for improvements to New York City's government.
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