Cape Cod and All the Pilgrim Land, June 1922, Volume 6, Number 4 eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 76 pages of information about Cape Cod and All the Pilgrim Land, June 1922, Volume 6, Number 4.


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The article in our May issue, “Automobile Tour of Cape Cod,” was written before the advent of automobiles to Nantucket, and therefore did not take account of the fact that autos are now not only allowed but plentiful there.  The fact that the article was not up to date escaped the attention of the editor.


The Harwich Independent says:  Indications are that the coming summer will be another record breaker along our shores.  A big building boom is on in cottages now under construction, and we are to have new comers from New York, Boston, and other places.  Cottages for rental are being rapidly taken.

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Artist George Elmer Browne left America for France the first of May with a class of 40 pupils.  Mrs. Browne and Miss Hallett will accompany him for the summer.  Provincetown will miss the Brownes this summer, but wishes them a pleasant and successful season abroad.

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Charles A. Atwood, night operator in the Sagamore telephone exchange, has been awarded a Theodore N. Vail medal for his services on the occasion of a night fire in the building where the exchange is located, March 27, 1921, when he made his way through the smoke to the switchboard and gave the alarm first to the Keith Car Works and next to the local fire chief.  After that he was overcome by the smoke, and the staircase was on fire when he was revived.  He got back into the operating room after that and remained on duty the rest of the night.

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William Ellis and his son George were hunting driftwood along the beach in the neighborhood of Peaked Hill bars, at the Provincetown end and came on a sack lying in the tidewash, which was found to contain 200 pounds of gamboge.  It is thought their find came from the wreck of the ship Peruvian, which met its fate on those shoals Dec. 26, 1872, as no other vessel has since been wrecked there which had gamboge as a part of its cargo.  The gamboge was said to be in perfect condition, in spite of its long immersion in the sea water.  Gamboge is a resin, orange red in color, but yellow when in powder form.  It was used in medicine as an emetic and artists, especially those using water colors will recall it as a yellow pigment.

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Dr. B.D.  Eldredge of Harwich passed his 90th birthday on Monday, May 1st.  This extreme age has dealt very lightly with the Doctor whose general appearance is much the same as when many years younger, but his step and carriage show some infirmity.  He is destined to add another decade of life, and the many congratulatory greetings extended to him by friends voiced that prediction.  Doctor Eldredge is still in professional practice.

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