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Tales of Cape Cod

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    Rebekah Ambrose-Dalton
Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Joshua Atkins Nickerson, Part 2

Tales of Cape Cod interview with Joshua Atkins Nickerson of East Harwich, October 25, 1977.

Notes: The Tales of Cape Cod Oral History Collection is housed at the William Brewster Nickerson Archives in the Wilkens Library at Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable, Massachusetts. For more information about the collection, please contact the Nickerson Archives, http://www.nickersonarchives.org/.

Betty Richards East Harwich, MA The William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives Tales of Cape Cod
Joshua Atkins Nickerson, Part 1

Tales of Cape Cod interview with Joshua Atkins Nickerson of East Harwich, October 19, 1977.

Notes: The Tales of Cape Cod Oral History Collection is housed at the William Brewster Nickerson Archives in the Wilkens Library at Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable, Massachusetts. For more information about the collection, please contact the Nickerson Archives, http://www.nickersonarchives.org/.

Betty Richards East Harwich, MA The William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives Tales of Cape Cod
Judge Henry L. Murphy

Judge Murphy was born in Hyannis in 1907.  His father and brothers owned Murphy Brothers Bakery for over 40 years.  Judge Murphy as a child started at 5:00 am in the bakery, then school and then back to the bakery in the late afternoon.  The bakery delivered fresh baked goods each morning via horse and wagon.  He remembers graduating from law school during the depression and finding it difficult to find work in Boston.

Frank Rudd Centerville, MA The William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives Tales of Cape Cod
Emma Marshall

February 28, 1978 interview with Emma Marshall of Provincetown, born July 1893.

Betty Richards Provincetown, MA The William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives Tales of Cape Cod
Mary Mandell

Born in 1905, Mary recalls how she and her family traveled from Baltimore, Maryland to summer on Cape Cod each year.   She describes her experiences as a child living in Barnstable Village during the summers, rowing to Sandy Neck to buy lobsters, walking down Millway to Main Street and visiting the stationary store, garage and blacksmith shop, Phinney’s General Store and the hardware store.  She also describes the Cummaquid Golf Course, and the houses on Scudder Lane, where her family lived.  Mary tells a story her father told her about Leander Lewis who lived on Scudder Lane and who put dy

Susan Greene Barnstable, MA The William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives Tales of Cape Cod
Mary E. Madeiros

Madeiros describes her experiences living on Cape Cod in Cotuit in the 1920's, including bootleggers, silent movies, the Barnstable Fair, travelling medicine shows, the one room schoolhouse in Santuit, MA, travelling peddlers and local businesses, doctors and medical care, and Christmas celebrations.

Frank Rudd Cotuit, MA The William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives Tales of Cape Cod
Walter N. Lewis

Born in 1906, in Ostrerville, Mr. Lewis recalls that his paternal grandfather was a peddler and grandmother was a nurse who worked for wealthy summer residents. She was a Bliss and her family owned substantial land in Centerville.  His father was a carpenter and shell fisherman.  His mother took in washing and ironing.  Mr.

Frank Rudd Osterville, MA The William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives Tales of Cape Cod
John G. Lewis

John G. Lewis interview with Tales of Cape Cod, June 06, 1978 in Osterville, MA.  Born on July 29, 1907 in Osterville, Mr. Lewis recalls that his father was a laborer and his mother was a paper hanger and house cleaner.  His father cut ice on Joshua Pond in the winter and also worked for Mr. Crosby who had oyster plots in the village.  Mr.

Frank Rudd Osterville, MA The William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives Tales of Cape Cod
Beatrice M. Lapham

Born in 1898, Mrs.

Frank Rudd Marstons Mills, MA The William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives Tales of Cape Cod
Louise H. Kelley

Part 1: Born in 1907, Mrs. Kelley talks about her ancestors first on her father’s side and then on her mother’s side.

Renée Magriel Dennisport, MA The William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives Tales of Cape Cod

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