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Title: Quaint Cape Cod and its summer delights
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Authors: New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad company. [from old catalog]
Publisher: [New Haven
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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mlets that have a quaintness and charm alltheir own. You will see, up among these hills, the place whereChristopher Ludlow, a Quaker preacher, gathered together his Bass River Bridge at South Yarmouth come the sportsmen to shoot the wild duck, geese.plo\er, coot, and snipe. As you approach Barnstable village, the shire townof the county incorporated in 1639, the aspect changes and youlook out upon meadows and upland. West Barnstable and Barnstable villages are delightfullysituated on a natural harbor—Barnstable harbor, it is called.A long stretch of beach-front, called Sandy Neck, is just acrossthe harbor. .At the extreme end of Sandy Neck, marking theentrance to Barnstable harbor, is Sandy Neck light. In this harbor you will enjoy every aquaticdelight. There is very good fishingboth in the harbor and in the bay be-yond. If you like fresh-water fishing, youhave only to go back into the coun-try a few miles to fish the waters ofGreat Pond, or Automohde Road Nearthe Nine Mile Brewster
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Pond, as it is sometimes called. Gamy bass lurk in the quiet depths of this pond; you will also find perch and pickerel in plenty. In Barnstable village lived James Otis, a graduateof Harvard College in 1743 and a signer of theDeclaration of Independence. Here also lived Miss Priscilla Mullens, a younglady to whom John Alden, a magistrate of thePlymouth Colony, was sent with a proposal of Sailing of! marriage from Miles Standish, the story of which Harwich is so prettily told in Longfellows poem, TheCourtship of Miles Standish. Miles Standish was a surveyor.He made most of the original surveys of the land we arenow traversing. Yarmouth Crom Barn-stable wejourney to Yar-mouth. Yar-mouth wassettled in 1639.Its inhabitantsin the past havebeen great sea-faring folk. In the daysof sailing ves-sels, Yarmouthmen voyagedthe world over.Most of themwere shipsofficers. Manyacquired wealthin the Indiaand Chinatrade. Thismany instances been handedthe descendants of these old Perhaps this accounts
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