When Pres. John F. Kennedy established the Cape Cod National Seashore in 1961, it was acclaimed as the "finest victory ever recorded for the cause of conservation in New England." When erosion and overdevelopment threatened the Cape, the idea of a national seashore took hold, forever protecting this treasured place. The park preserves 44,000 acres of forest, marsh, bog, and ponds, and a 40-mile stretch from Provincetown to Chatham, which Henry David Thoreau called the "Great Beach." Unlike other national parks at the time, the Cape Cod National Seashore was created from a combination of private, town, state, and federal lands. Cape Cod National Seashore: The First 50 Years captures the political drama of the creation of this extraordinary seashore. Images detail an early Native American presence and the romance of whaling, shipwrecks, lighthouses, windmills, and dune shacks.
Title: Images of America: Cape Cod National Seashore: The First 50 Years Author: Melanie Lauwers Publisher: Cape Cod Times Date: 08/01/2010 Here's another wonderful offering in Arcadia Publishing's photography series, this one by Daniel Lombardo, literary manager at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. As with all the hundreds of titles in this series (search www.arcadiapublishing.com to see if your town has been written about), the book consists of photos with extensive captions. From page to page, the story is told. Although the Cape Cod National Seashore only goes back 50 years, the story of the land goes back to early times.
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)
Number Of Pages: 127
Published: 12th July 2010
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 16.7 x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.31