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Jane Weissman: “Riding the Rails from Truro to Provincetown”
July 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFREE
Join us on Wednesday, July 8th at 5 PM for “Riding the Rails from Truro to Provincetown.” Jane Weissman will illuminate the history of the Cape Cod Railroad with archival photos, maps, and plans. Weissman examines the critical role that the train played in the development of the Outer Cape. Beginning in July 1873, passenger trains brought tourists and artists to the region. Freight trains opened new markets for the local fishing industry. After 65 years of passenger service, the extension of Route 6 to Provincetown and the rise of the automobile industry led to the demise of the Cape Cod Railroad. Weissman looks at the rise and fall of the trains that brought commerce and tourism to the Outer Cape.