Provincetown Through Time III (America Through Time) (Paperback)
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Provincetown Through Time III is the continuing visual history of the top selling Provincetown Through Time I & II, ever popular with locals and visitors alike. Its comparison views, with collective imagery, reinforce the point that "a yellowed photo is a captured memory of those long gone." These memories illuminate and tell the tale of Provincetown, providing a clearer exploration on the timeline of this truly most interesting "town." With a history like no other town in America, Provincetown already had been the sacred burial ground of Thorwald, the Icelandic Viking in 1004. But beginning in the seventeenth, it evolved through a five-centuries continuum; it would become the first to welcome the Pilgrims 400 years ago before traveling on to that "Rock" they're always talking about. It would become the largest whaling and British Revolutionary War staging port, the largest artist colony and producer of more Pulitzer Prizes for its combined literatures before being dubbed the most popular gay resort in the world. The Provincetown Film Festival kicks off the summer season every year, and progresses with the annual blessing of the Portuguese fishing fleet. It seems to hit its stride by the 4th of July, "Bear Week" and "Carnival," a P'town take on Marti Gras with its "fabulous" parade, and winds up with the "over the top" Halloween Costume Ball. All of this under the glow of a 252-foot granite block illuminated Pilgrim's Monument, a replicated fourteenth-century Italian tower that during "Holly Folly" and the help of a multitude of strings of colorful lights becomes the tallest Holiday Tree on the Cape. What is phenomenal, it is still a quaint little New England seaside fishing village.