So, You Think You Know Cape Cod?: People, Places, Folklore, Trivia and Treasures (Paperback)

So, You Think You Know Cape Cod?: People, Places, Folklore, Trivia and Treasures By Henry M. Quinlan, Murphy Emily M. (Photographer) Cover Image

So, You Think You Know Cape Cod?: People, Places, Folklore, Trivia and Treasures (Paperback)


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So, You Think You Know Cape Cod? lays out a significant base of knowledge for each town on Cape Cod, including famous men and women who have made important contributions to each community. The section, "Do You Know," brings forth some little-known facts that contribute to the distinctness of each town and on Cape Cod. The photo section will test the reader's knowledge of buildings, views, and objects commonly seen but not necessarily recognized. There is a trivia chapter that will test the reader's knowledge about some well-known and lesser-known facts.

The book ends with the "Treasures" of Cape Cod. These are the institutions and places that make Cape Cod a remarkable place to live and work. Some of the treasures are cultural, some are natural, and some are historical, but each contributes to the quality of life available on Cape Cod. The region and its people have something distinct and appealing to offer everyone.

So, You Think You Know Cape Cod? will educate, enrich, and entertain the reader.

So, Did You Know This About the Cape Cod?

Falmouth-born poet and author Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929) penned our nation's unofficial national anthem, "America the Beautiful."

- In 1970, the national Christmas Tree Shops retail chain was founded at a location on Route 6A in Yarmouth Port.

- In front of the Wellfleet Beachcomber is one of those hidden spots that locals love to rave about, a beautiful beach that is not crowded.

- The basement of the main house on the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port contains a motion-picture theater and a hall covered with dolls from all around the world. It also contains a wine cellar designed after a ship's hull and a sipping room--one of the Kennedy family's favorite hideouts.

- 3365 Main St., Hyannis is the location of the oldest wooden jail in the United States, dating back to the late 1600s. Some say a few former inmates still haunt the building today.

- The Coast Guard Heritage Museum that sits at the corner of Main Street and Millway in Barnstable Village is one of only two free standing museums celebrating the Coast Guard history in the country.

Product Details ISBN: 9781928758044
ISBN-10: 1928758045
Publisher: Omni Publishing Co.
Publication Date: May 29th, 2022
Pages: 165
Language: English