September 5 - 1961: The national press began noticing the "after Labor Day" season

The rest of the world discovers our "Shoulder Season"
It's cranberry harvest time on Cape Cod's bogs

1961: The "after" Labor Day season is praised in the press

But the prices mentioned are a bit higher today

On this week in 1961, the national press began noticing something Cape Codders had always known - those balmy days in September, October and November were the best of the year around here. Now that the crowds have gone back to the mainland, all your favorite restaurants are still open awaiting you without needing a reservation. Now there aren't any parking fees at the beaches or crowds a the Stop 'n Shop. Below is what the travel story in countless US newspapers wrote this week in 1991.

CAPE COD'S SECOND SEASON IS UNDER WAY AGAIN

HYANNIS, Mass. -- Most Americans turn their backs on vacation resorts as soon as the sun sets on the first Monday in September. Historically, that day is set aside for observance as Labor Day.

But those who watch the weather instead of the calendar know that in such areas as Cape Cod, here in the easternmost part of Massachusetts, some of the most enjoyable days lie ahead through October and November...

Read the rest below.

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