Go Thoreau! Celebrating 200 years!

Happy 200th Birthday, Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
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The Dennis Libraries are celebrating all year. Stay tuned for lectures, book clubs, and other activities related to Thoreau and our appreciation of nature.

"On tops of mountains, as everywhere to hopeful souls, it is always morning."

The Cape Cod Railroad and the Wharves

Wednesday, August 6 at 7:00 pm

Come and continue to expand your knowledge of Cape Cod railroads. Ted Shrady, railroad enthusiast and author, returns with the story of the relationship between Cape Cod’s railroads and the wharves in three different Cape Cod villages. In 1848 the coming of the railroad was a boon to the Cape’s development and commerce. The railroad had tracks on three wharves in Woods Hole, Hyannis, and Provincetown. So began the shipment of products and people by rail and sea to and from the Cape. Building materials, food stuffs, and coal arrived, while fish, sand, and cranberries left. Meanwhile the two south shore wharves became transfer points for passengers going to and from the Islands. Discover this period in Cape Cod’s history, when chugging trains and steaming ships were important features of the Cape Cod landscape.