June 5 - 1915: When Cape Cod "lakes" were stocked with Chinook Salmon

1915: Salmon and Jitney tours on Cape Cod this summer. 2006: Provincetown allowed 7 more liquor stores
A postcard from the Jitney Tours era.

1915: When Cape Cod "lakes" were stocked with Chinook Salmon

Nickel bus fares to move tourists from the Canal to Provincetown

On this day in 1915, Cape Cod hotel managers proclaimed that the war raging in Europe would mean more tourists visiting Cape Cod that summer.

The story even called our 365 ponds "lakes".

The newly opened Cape Cod Canal would also mean that the New York Yacht Club's annual cruise would pass through the Cape on its way to Marblehead.

SALMON AND JITNEY AUTOS;
Will Be Among New Features on Cape Cod This Summer.

HARWICH, Cape Cod, Mass., June 5. -- Hotel managers on the Cape are optimistic over this year's prospects. It has been estimated that more than $275,000,000 is spent abroad annually, and, owing to the European war, most of this amount will be spent in this country this year. Cape Cod expects its share... Cliff Pond in Brewster and Long Pond in Wellfleet will be stocked with Chinook Salmon from the Columbia River in Oregon... Read the rest of the wire service report below.

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2006: Provincetown allows 7 more liquor stores

On this day in 2006 the Provincetown Banner reported that population estimates allow seven new seasonal package stores.

An obscure seasonal population estimate had been unearthed in Town Hall to the dismay of the year-round package store owners that permitted towns in Massachusetts to set their own limits on new seasonal package store licenses.


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