Some of America's earliest settlers established permanent towns on Cape Cod. These communities and their residents created the quintessential Yankee spirit and the notoriously flinty character of Cape Cod. In True Accounts of Yankee Ingenuity and Grit, learn how people truly lived in the early years along the shore and how their values and beliefs resonate today. Journalist and Cape Cod Voice history editor Theresa Barbo eloquently crafts stories of hardship, challenges, ingenuity and grit from letters, diaries and firsthand accounts that span the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. Meet adventurers, tradesmen, mariners, mothers, husbands and children and follow them through adventures great and small. From the founding of the earliest towns to maritime adventures to the homely details of everyday life?all are here, set against the salty backdrop of the Olde Cape Cod we know and love.