Hidden History of Cape Cod

Hidden History of Cape Cod

by Theresa Mitchell Barbo


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Hidden History of Cape Cod by Theresa Mitchell Barbo

The salty waves and sandy beaches of Cape Cod disguise its fascinating and nearly forgotten history. From Provincetown to Falmouth, the Cape's fifteen towns offer a plethora of hidden and enchanting tales. Learn why one of the most famous rescues in Coast Guard history spent nearly fifty years in the shadows without public notice. Discover which wild creature went from the nineteenth-century soup pot to enjoying conservation protection under state law. Historian Theresa Mitchell Barbo explores these mysteries and more, from the lost diary of a nineteenth-century schoolteacher to the reason Cape Codders call their lunch "the noontime dinner." Join Barbo as she lifts the lid on the quirky and remarkable character of Cape Cod and its forgotten happenings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626197107
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Series: Hidden History
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 632,270
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Theresa Mitchell Barbo writes books in historical non-fiction, and frequently lectures before audiences in academic, civic and military circles throughout New England. She holds BA and MA degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. A native of the Midwest, Theresa resides with her family in Yarmouth Port, a village on the north side of Cape Cod. Visit her website at theresambarbo.com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

Capc God's Ancient, Unknown Valley 13

Get Your Mind in the Gutter 15

Inside a Cape God Home 17

A Burning Grief 25

A Snapshot of Life on October 25, 1845 29

Indentured and Served 35

Botanical Sentinels 39

The Character of Wellfleet 43

Chatham's Last Sea Captain 45

Life, Completed 49

Captain America 55

Caroline Atherton Dugan 63

The Gravest of Tales 67

The Learning Curve 71

There's No Place Like Home 77

A Nor'caster's Familiar Rage, Sea Talk and a Famous Reunion 79

Off the Rails 95

In the Loony Bin 101

It's a Shell Life 105

The Beloved Beacon 107

That Writer, Margaret 111

Cape Cod's Little Italy 115

A Hidden Century 119

Keepers of the Keys 123

Selected Bibliography 131

Index 137

About the Author 143

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