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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24H7_mt-tom-b-17-memorial_Holyoke-MA.html
On July 9, 1946 at 10:30 PM a B-17 "Flying-Fortress" bringing twenty-five servicemen home crashed at this site. No one survived.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM243C_doane-rock_Eastham-MA.html
Cape Cod is composed almost entirely of rock debris deposited by the ice age glaciers over 18,000 years ago. Most of this debris, called "glacial till", consists of clay, sand, and pebbles, but the ice age also deposited larger stones. …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23Z4_the-outermost-house_Eastham-MA.html
Author and naturalist Henry Beston came to this shore in September 1927. On the dunes about a mile and a half to your right he built a cottage with two rooms and a fireplace. Here he lived a solitary year in the company of the ocean. His nearest n…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23Z3_a-whale-bone-welcome_Eastham-MA.html
Inviting guests to step through the massive jawbones of a whale may seem an unusual way to say, "Welcome to our home." But for Captain Edward Penniman, there could be no more appropriate greeting. Born in Eastham, Captain Penniman earned…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23Z2_theres-no-place-like-home_Eastham-MA.html
Edward Penniman's career as a man of the sea began at age 11. At 21, he was harpooning with the New Bedford, Massachusetts whaling fleet. By the time he was 29, he was master of his own whaling ship. Captain Penniman's seven whaling voyages spanne…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23Z1_roll-of-honor-a-war-memorial_Russell-MA.html
Herein are inscribed the names of the men and women of Russell who served their country in World War I and II
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23Z0_in-memoriam-a-war-memorial_Huntington-MA.html
Erected by the citizens of this town in honor of her patriotic men and women who served their country in the time of war to the dead-a tribute to the living- a memory to posterity- an emblem of loyalty to the flag of their co…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23YZ_h-m-s-somerset_Provincetown-MA.html
Of all the enemy ships that haunted Provincetown Harbor during the Revolutionary War, perhaps the most fearsome was the huge British man-of-war H.M.S. Somerset. With her 64 mounted guns and crew of 400, she symbolized British tyranny where-ever sh…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23YY_provincetown_Provincetown-MA.html
On November 20, 1620 the Pilgrims dropped the Mayflower's anchor for the first time in the new world- not at Plymouth where they later settled, but in the harbor ahead. Just off the shores of today's Provincetown they drafted and signed a pioneeri…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23XX_changing-beach_Eastham-MA.html
The barren sandspit to your right was once the site of the Coast Guard Beach bathhouse and its asphalt parking area. Today they are gone, erased by the forces of the sea. In February 1978, the same winter storm that brought a famous blizzard to …
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