Publisher: Wanderlust Travel Press
Publication date: 12/03/2015
Product dimensions: 6(w) x 9(h) x .44(d)
Discover Cape Cod brings history and travel together in ways that make exploring Cape Cod a rich, educational experience. From the naming of Martha’s Vineyard to the formation of the National Seashore, this book explores four centuries of colonial, maritime, architectural, and economic history in a collection of 27 short stories. Learn about an English sailor who named many the Cape’s major landmarks and how a humble fruit saved the region from economic depression. Read a story about a legendary pirate’s treasure in Provincetown and discover sites where important “firsts” took place.
Author, Shawnie Kelley shares her passion for the Cape in a well-researched book of stories and suggestions for how to become immersed in region’s fascinating history. Written in an easy-to-read style, this book is both educational and entertaining, encouraging travelers to actively Discover Cape Cod through its rich historic and cultural offerings.
“Ms. Kelley engages the reader with her historical anecdotes which illuminate and intrigue. Her ability to bring history alive by telling the story of the people behind the events is what makes her perspective special to me. I am always pleased to be able to take away a new nugget of information about Cape Cod for truly it is here that the beginnings of the United States gained ground and flourished.”
~ Stephen Borkowski, Chairman, Provincetown Historical Commission