Category: History

A complementary couple: The distinct styles of folk artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon

“Ralph had salt water in his veins, and his artistic language carried history and paid homage to those who lived…

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The Changing Shape of the Cape & Islands: Herring River, Wellfleet

Editor’s note: this is the 18th in a series of articles covering the region’s dramatically changing coastline. Click here to…

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Ice through the ages

When Cape winters centered on frozen ponds During a Cape Cod winter, chilling ocean waves curl upon frozen beaches, ocean…

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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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