September 17 - 1976: Woods Hole: a kind of purgatory

1911: "An unconventional summer among the naturalists at Woods Hole
Photo from the second story on the right comparing Woods Hole to Purgatory in 1976.

1911: "An Unconventional Summer Among the Naturalists at Woods Hole"

In 1911 the rest of America viewed the residents of Cape Cod as rara avises, especially our high-domed and erudite neighbors down in Woods Hole.

The story below in the Sunday Magazine began with this headline and the first column large enough to read with the rest below:

Where Government Biologists and Others Discuss the Mendelian Theory, to the Despair of the Uninitiated

The 1911 Woods Holes article is reproduced below or view it here..


This later article in 1976 didn't treat that charming seaport any better. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on