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Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction: A Sketch of Historic Truro Today Part I: Pamet Indians, European Adventurers and the Pilgrims Chapter 1: Indian Graves, Skeletons and Wigwams Chapter 2: Before the Pilgrims: European Adventurers Chapter 3: America?s Most Famous Settlers Arrived Chapter 4: Early Landowners and Indian Encounters Part II: Settlers, Whalers and the Revolutionaries Chapter 5: From Pamet Settlement to Truro Township Chapter 6: The Founding Father, the Minister and Slavery Chapter 7: Truro Copes with Provincetown Chapter 8: A Pioneer Whaling Town Chapter 9: A Tea Tempset, Bombardments and 460 British Prisoners Chapter 10: Truro in 1794, Its Harbors and First Lighthouse Part III: Boom Times, Hard Times Chapter 11: A Fishing Boom, But Many Lost at Sea Chapter 12: Salt, Sheep and Summer Sojourners Chapter 13: The Quick and the Dead Chapter 14: Economic Decline, the Civil War and a Controversial Dike Chapter 15: Shipwrecks, Mooncussers and Life-Savers Chapter 16: Railroad Tracks, Fish Weirs and the Portugese Part IV: Twentieth Century Truro, A Seaside Town for Summer People Chapter 17: Mort Small, the Outspoken Innkeeper Chapter 18: Truro?s Authors, Artists, and Composers Chapter 19: National Defense and a National Park Chapter 20: Preserving Open Space While Shorelines Erode Appendix A. Pring?s Narrative of His 1603 Voyage B. Mourt?s Relation C. Paine?s 1706 Letter to the Legislature D. The Act of 1709 Creating the Town of Truro E. The Town?s Pledge to Support the Revolutionaries Annotated Bibliography Index
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Truro (Mass. : Town) -- History.
Cape Cod (Mass.) -- History.