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Eastham, MA

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Theodore A. Young

Theodore Allen Young was born in Chatham, Massachusetts in 1900.  He moved to Orleans with his family when he was three years old.  He was a member of the Masonic Hall in his community.  He worked as a driver for Nickerson Lumber for seven years and then became a fisherman harvesting sea scallops.

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Susan Greene Eastham, MA The William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives Tales of Cape Cod
Simeon L. Smith

Part 1: Born in 1908, Mr. Smith tells us that he is a fifth generation Simeon. He is 69 and lives in Eastham. His grandfather built the Orleans post office and owned several houses in the area. Mr. Smith was born at Whalewalk Farm, a local landmark in Orleans. He remembers his grandmother's story of his grandfather told to deposit an unwanted family of cats on Simpson's Island where he had corn fields. At the end of the day he found they had left the  island and gone back to the mainland.

Betty Richards Eastham, MA The William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives Tales of Cape Cod
Otto E. Nickerson

Mr. Nickerson was born in Eastham in 1896.  His father was a selectman of Eastham and he has 10-11 generations of Cape relatives.  His grandmother was a Mayflower descendent.  He recalls working in cranberry bogs as a teenager and describes the use of cedar swamps to create and develop cranberries.  He describes the development and care of a cranberry bog.  He remembers riding on school barges (horse drawn wagons) to get to elementary school.  There would be straw on the wagon floor to keep your feet warm in the winter.  Mr.

Betty Richards Eastham, MA The William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives Tales of Cape Cod
Bernard Collins

Born in 1896, Mr.

Frank Rudd Eastham, MA The William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives Tales of Cape Cod
Henry Lind

This is part of a collection of 15 interviews conducted in 2007 with people on Cape Cod who are involved in the shellfishing industry. Interviewer Sandy MacFarlane asked the question "What does shellfishing mean to you?" From that starting point, questions centered on how the individual got into shellfishing and then what they thought the future of shellfishing might be.

Sandy MacFarlane Eastham, MA Coastal Resource Specialists Cape Cod Shellfish Industry Interviews
Luther Eldredge

This is part of a collection of 15 interviews conducted in 2007 with people on Cape Cod Massachusetts who are involved in the shellfishing industry. Interviewer Sandy MacFarlane asked the question "What does shellfishing mean to you?" From that starting point, questions centered on how the individual got into shellfishing and then what they thought the future of shellfishing might be. In 2007 Luther Eldredge was harvesting commercially from the wild fisheries and growing oysters on an aquaculture grant that was originally his grandfather's.

Sandy MacFarlane Eastham, MA Coastal Resource Specialists Cape Cod Shellfish Industry Interviews

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