Category: History

This shell has always generated interest: History of wampum

A brief history of wampum and how it’s been used over the years One of the first things you notice…

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My parents met at Camp Edwards

She was a volunteer typist; he was a prisoner of war Since reading the fascinating article, “Prisoners on the Peninsula:…

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The Changing Shape of the Cape & Islands: West Falmouth Harbor, Chapoquoit Beach & Black Beach

Editor’s note: this is the 17th in a series of articles covering the region’s dramatically changing coastline. Click here to…

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The colorful history of Cape Cod postcards

New exhibit and book showcase 100 years of local postcards “Greetings from Cape Cod”—one vintage postcard reads—“a neck of land…

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The Changing Shape of the Cape & Islands: Great Point, Nantucket

Editor’s note: this is the 16th in a series of articles covering the region’s dramatically changing coastline. Click here to…

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The charming history of Eastham’s ‘Three Sisters’ lighthouses

Cape Cod Life ONLINE exclusive Since their birth in 1838, the Three Sisters lighthouses in Eastham have worked together as…

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The Changing Shape of the Cape & Islands: Cape Poge and North Neck, Martha’s Vineyard

Editor’s note: this is the 15th in a series of articles covering the region’s dramatically changing coastline. Click here to…

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Whalers once headed to Smith’s Tavern in Wellfleet for food, drink and fun

Excavation in 1969-1970 found evidence of a tavern on the Outer Cape in the early 1700s Editor’s note: Prior to…

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The Chequesset Inn was Wellfleet’s Grand Hotel

Built in the 1880s, this attractive hotel inspired tourists to visit the Outer Cape With the opening of the Chequesset Inn…

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