April 20 - 2007: Another Chatham breakthrough

1937: Cape Cod Institute of Music holds NYC Fashion Show
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1937: President Roosevelt's daughter-in-law chairs event for Cape Cod Music Institute

The headline in the New York Times proclaimed:

FASHION SHOW APRIL 20;
Event, With Luncheon,
Will Be Given for Cape Cod Music Institute

The story began:

"A fashion show and luncheon on behalf of the Cape Cod Institute of Music will be held April 20 at the Carlyle. Proceeds will be used in providing an addition to the school where instruction will be given to blind students. Mrs. James Roosevelt is honorary chairman..."

James Roosevelt (shown here with his wife at the function) was the son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and brother of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. and a Representative from California.

He was born in New York City on December 23, 1907, attended schools in New York and St. Albans School of Washington, D.C. and graduated from Groton School in 1926 and from Harvard University in 1930.

04-20_462In 1930 he became an insurance broker in Boston, organized Roosevelt & Sargent, Inc., and served as president until January 1937.

Read the reprint from the New York Times on the right.

2007: Another Chatham Breakthrough on the Outer Beach

In April 2007, strong winds and waves broke through Chatham's North Beach. There was some talk of filling in the break, but officials decided to let nature take its course.

In subsequent years, winds and waves have created additional breaks--as recently as 2013.

(Below: Map courtesy of Google Maps.) 


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