Provincetown or Truro; Bayside Cottages Popular Retreat

The postcard was posted in 1939 as the country was recovering from The Great Depression two years before the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the United State’s entry into World War II. Cape Cod was a popular getaway spot and the bevy of cottages that dotted the edge of Route 6A in North Truro as one approaches the east end of Provincetown are evidence of that fact. Many were built during the first decades of the 20th century and gradually they are becoming condominium.

In the sequel murder mystery to Remaining in Provincetown, some of the summer visitors are staying in cottages in Truro.  Is that where a crime takes place? You’ll have to read the book to find out,  when it is released. While you are waiting, if you haven’t read the first book, now is the time to  pick up a copy of Remaining in Provincetown by S.N. Cook.

Pilgrim Cottages

Pilgrim Cottages

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Truro landmarks Town Hall and Church Attract Provincetown Tourists

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At one time, there were so many downed vessels off the coast near the town we now know as Truro, it was known as Dangerfield.  The name Truro was borrowed from a Cornish town that looks similar– the rolling hills and small village.  There is plenty of danger taking place in the sequel to the popular mystery Remaining in Provincetown by S.N. Cook.  Set in Truro during the summer, the landmarks of Truro figure prominently in the story line.  Haven’t read Remaining in Provincetown yet? Autographed copies are available at The Provincetown Book Shop and online in trade paperback and as an ebook.  Like our facebook page.

The antique postcard shown in this blog post, shows Truro Town Hall and  Federated Church on Storm Hill in Truro.  The cemetery has tombstones dating back to the 1700s. A color lithograph print, the card was published when it only cost one penny to mail a postcard in the United States.

Reading some books about Provincetown will get you in the mood for your visit.

Reading some books about Provincetown will get you in the mood for your visit.

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At bookstores that include the Provincetown Bookshop.

At bookstores that include the Provincetown Bookshop.

Ballston Beach Truro and the Cape Cod Ocean

20150709-173201.jpgSurf bathing at Ballston Beach in Truro is still a favorite way to cool off on a hot day. If not for the sailing ships in the background, this could be a 2lst century scene, but this antique postcard was printed around 1900.   The closest and easily accessible ocean beach near Truro Center and the Pamet it is a favorite spot of the characters in the sequel novel to Remaining in Provincetown.  Where does this beach get its name? I”m not sure, if anyone does know, please share. As the summer progresses so does the story. If you haven’t read Remaining in Provincetown, there are autographed copies at the Provincetown Bookshop on Commercial Street and the book is also available online as an ebook or trade paperback. Like us on Facebook and keep the conversation going

Reading some books about Provincetown will get you in the mood for your visit.

Reading some books about Provincetown will get you in the mood for your visit.

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Truro Center Cape Cod Retreat from Provincetown

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Ever wonder what Truro Town center looked like before the current small shopping center with Jams, Mac’s Seafood Market Market, and The Truro Post Office was built?  Well here is an antique post card from the time when it only cost one penny to mail. (Two cents to mail to Cuba, Canada, or Mexico).  Yes, this postcard was printed when Americans like Ernest Hemingway frequently traveled back and forth to Cuba. Also shown is the Cobb Memorial Library, a lovely historic building that has been replaced by the large Truro Public Library on Standish Way. Truro has always been a rural hamlet, a place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of Provincetown. What happens when a mysterious death takes place at the height of summer? Readers of Remaining in Provincetown are patiently waiting for the release of book # 2, primarily set in Truro.  Haven’t read Remaining in Provincetown yet??? Autographed copies are available at The Provincetown Bookstore and ebooks and trade paperbacks are available online. Like us on Facebook and keep the conversation going!

Castle Road in Truro and Sladesville Inspire Provincetown Artists and Writers

Sladeseville, Truro, Cape Cod, Mass.

Sladeseville, Truro, Cape Cod, Mass.

At the time this postcard was published, the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill had not yet been founded and there were fewer houses along  Castle Road, but the title of this  postcard is Sladesville and that is the focus of this picture.  Probably printed just before The Great Depression, this illustration captures the beauty of the Pamet and the Cape Cod Bay and even throws in a sunset.  Its not too far from this spot, that much of the story of the sequel to Remaining in Provincetown takes place.  The characters often drive along Caste Road and the group of rental cottages that were built in 1925 by artist C. Arnold Slade.

So who was C. Arnold Slade? A Massachusetts native and graduate of Brown University, Slade studied at the  Art Student’s League in New York City under Louis Loeb and Frank Dumond. He also studied in Paris and enjoyed early success as an artist. According to art historian Julie Carlson Eldred, Slade first spent  a winter in Truro in 1914, and summered there sporadically from 1920. In 1925  he purchased Truro’s first Methodist meeting house, built in 1826, and had it dismantled and reconstructed on what was known at the time as  “Savage Point”. The former church was used to build a structure that served as both a studio and an exhibition space.  If you go to “Sladesville” today, no longer owned by the Slade family, you will  also see a red house, where the Slades lived, which was called Roselea.   During the 1930s and 40s C. Arnold Slade enjoyed a successful career as a portrait painter and painted the likenesses of many dignitaries.  He died in 1961.

The story sequel, set in Truro, takes places in approximately 1992.  Haven’t read Remaining in Provincetown yet?  You can buy a copy, at The Provincetown Bookshop or you can purchase a trade paperback or ebook online.  Please like us on Facebook and keep the conversation going.

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Reading some books about Provincetown will get you in the mood for your visit.

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Truro Pamet River Inspires Second “Remaining in Provincetown” Mystery Series

Antique Postcard , color lithographic print, mailed with a two cent stamp.

Antique Postcard , color lithographic print, mailed with a two cent stamp.

At the time this postcard was printed and mailed, there was still a train that traveled the length of Cape Cod, all the way to Provincetown.  While Provincetown quickly became a bustling and densely populated settlement, Truro has remained primarily rural.  One of its fine features are the expansive sand dunes, marshes, and the Pamet River, shown in the above postcard.

As the sequel to the mystery novel, Remaining in Provincetown” opens, Len Milbury is going for a run from the Truro Town Center Post Office to Ballston Beach on the road that runs parallel to The Pamet River.  In his backpack he carries a letter.  Is it a clue?

While the book’s title has not been finalized,  there is another book that follows “Remaining in Provincetown”.  In it you”ll get a chance to read more about the the lives and adventures of Frank Chambers and Roz Silva. But maybe you haven’t read the first book yet in which case, please do.  A new batch of autographed copies are about to arrive at The Provincetown Bookstore at 246 Commercial Street. And if you aren’t going to be in Provincetown, then you can always order the book online as a trade paperback or ebook. 

Remaining in Provincetown  By S.N.Cook.  Truro Works. 306 pages  $12.95 Trade Paperback

Remaining in Provincetown
By S.N.Cook.
Truro Works. 306 pages
$12.95 Trade Paperback

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Truro Highlands on Cape Cod an Idyllic Setting to Solve a Provincetown Mystery

Cape Cod Cottage in the Truro Highlands near Highland Light in North Truro.

Cape Cod Cottage in the Truro Highlands near Highland Light in North Truro.

This beautiful hand colored postcard features a typical shingled Cape Cod cottage from the 19th century complete with out buildings and garden.   There are still many lovely old homes to admire driving along Highland Road towards Highland Lighthouse in North Truro. The flowers tell you it must be summertime and that is the time of year for the sequel to the popular mystery novel Remaining in Provincetown by S. N. Cook scheduled to be released in 2015.  If you haven’t read Remaining in Provincetown yet, buy your copy (available in trade paperback or as an ebook)  online  or at your favorite bookstore. Autographed copies are available at the Provincetown Bookstore. Like us on Facebook and keep the conversation going.