July 11 - 1950: Thieves rob guests at three posh Cape Cod hotels - Employees accused

1909: Squatter's rights claimed on $200,000 Cape Cod land
The Belmont and Snow Inn in Harwich as well as the Chatham Bars Inn in Chatam were the scene of robberies in 1950.

1950: Chatham Bars Inn, The Belmont and the Snow Inn targeted by employee

Cook accused, search is on for accomplices in heist worth $225,000 today

On this day in 1950 a sharp-eyed maid at the Chatham Bars Inn saw an out-of-state car speeding away from a seldom-used back entrance to the hotel and had the wit to jot down the car's license plate number.

On right is an old postcard of the Belmont's beach scene.


Remember that $25,000 IN 1950 was a lot of money, the equivalent of a $1/4 Million today. .

See the wire story of the robbery and arrest on right.

1909: Squatter's rights are claimed on $200,000 Cape Cod Land

Appeals Are Filed - Need Not Live There - 103 Acres involved

On this day in 1909 Emmanuel Fisher paid $1 to Lorenzo D. Baker for about six acres of Cape Cod woodlands here.

A crude record of the transaction is in the Barnstable County Courthouse.

Read the complete report in the New York Times below:

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