A Brief History of Wareham: The Gateway to Cape Cod

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Wareham, Massachusetts--the Gateway to the Cape--is a small town steeped in rich history. The Wampanoags, or "People of the First Light," first used the area of Wareham as a summer home. Later, this area became part of the colonies' first permanent settlement, Plymouth. Since its incorporation in 1739, Wareham has persevered and flourished through the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Industrial Revolution. In the nineteenth century, the seaside town quickly became a tourist destination and experienced an early economic boom as salt works, manufacturing mills, ironworks, nail factories and cranberry harvesting developed in the region. With over fifty-four miles of scenic waterfront, Wareham has drawn travelers to its shores for centuries. Join author Michael J. Vieira as he deftly navigates the history of this vibrant community.
ISBN: 9781626194809
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: Brief History
Images: 53
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Throughout his career, Dr. Michael J. Vieira has been a freelance writer. He was editor and a regular contributor to the South Coast Insider and Prime Times, and a freelance writer for the Providence Journal and the Standard-Times. Mike earned a PhD from Capella University, a BA and MAT from Bridgewater State College and a CAGS from Rhode Island College. Michael currently serves as an executive board member of Narragansett Council, BSA and Moby Dick Council, BSA.
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