Everyday Life in Truro: From the Indians to the Victorians

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The History Press, 2007 - History - 119 pages
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Have you ever wondered how life on the Outer Cape used to be, before traffic and summer people? In this companion volume to "Truro," Whalen maps the lives and times of Truro's first families as they worked to carve an enduring settlement amid the sandy soil and fickle fishing grounds of pre-tourism Cape Cod.
  

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Contents

The Pamet Indians An Idyllic Life Abruptly Ended
11
The English Settlers Carve a Living from Soil and Sea
24
The SettlerFarmer Becomes FishermanWhaler
38
The Yankees and the Portuguese of Victorian Truro
59
Epilogue
81
The Indians Observed
83
A Settlers Will
91
Advice for the Housewife of the Early 1800s
94
The Portuguese and the Yankees
99
A Chronology of Truros History
106
Sources
109
Index
117
About the Author
120
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RICHARD F. WHALEN is a writer, lecturer, and President of the Shakespeare Oxford Society.

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