Along Route 6 in Massachusetts

Along Route 6 in Massachusetts

by James A. Gay

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Along Route 6 in Massachusetts by James A. Gay

Route 6 in Massachusetts runs from Provincetown to Seekonk and passes through some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. What had once been a mere footpath for Native Americans, then widened for the use of stagecoaches, Route 6 would be officially designated the "King's Highway" in 1920. The moniker was extremely unpopular with the local residents, so much so that the governor officially changed the name to the Grand Army of the Republic Highway in 1937. Depicted from the author's personal collection of postcards from the 1920s to the 1960s, Route 6 winds its way around tiny fishing villages, sand dunes, marshes, beaches, lighthouses, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and historic cities. The combination of Route 6 and the automobile would make Cape Cod a world-renowned tourist destination.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439660775
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 06/19/2017
Series: Postcard History Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 26 MB
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About the Author

James A. Gay is a local area historian and a member of the US Route 6 Tourist Association. He lives with his wife in Quincy, Massachusetts.

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