July 30 - 1912: Cape Cod folks noted for intimacy and hospitality

People come here "by the hundreds" ~ Newspapers ran a long list of the exciting things to do here
Clare Leighton's "Clam Diggers, Cape Cod" in the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

1912: A century ago Cape Cod was praised for its "Four Seasons in One"

Newspapers ran a long list of the exciting things to do here

In 1912 Cape Cod folk were widely noted for two things, intimacy and hospitality; the former, because they don't stop for introduction. They say it is only a foolish form of custom to have some mutual acquaintance present his friend to you.

They are noted for hospitality because Cape Cod folk are overanxious to do anything possible for a Summer resident even to supplying one with garden vegetables free of charge... (read the rest below)

At least that's what the newspaper story below claimed a century ago.

Population was 10% of today's

Visitors to these shores today must assume our forebears were on drugs, or simply desperate for new faces after the long, empty winter. The 1910 census listed our county population at 27,542, and a decade later is was a thousand LESS. The Cape's population today is approaching a quarter-million.

CAPE COD QUAINT AND INTERESTING
Native Folk Noted for Hospitality and a Charming Informality of Their Own
Four Seasons in One Summer
Features of a Region That Is Always Attractive to Visitors

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