When President 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.” The park preserves 44,000 acres of forest, marsh, bog, ponds and a 50-mile stretch of what Henry David Thoreau called the “Great Beach” from Provincetown to Chatham.
In a new book by Arcadia Publishing, renowned local author Daniel Lombardo captures the political drama of the creation of this extraordinary seashore.
Highlights of Cape Cod National Seashore: The First 50 Years:
•Features never before seen vintage photographs from both public and private collections
•Details an early Native American presence and the romance of whaling, shipwrecks, lighthouses, windmills and dune shacks
•Takes the reader through the formation and maturation process of such a unique park
•Tells the stories of the varied cast of characters who helped preserve this picturesque corner of the world
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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With more than 6,000 local history titles published to date, Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Widely recognized sepia books feature hundreds of vintage historical images.