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 Also shown is the Cobb Memorial Library, a lovely historic building that has been replaced by the large Truro Public Library on Standish Way.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!
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.
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.
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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.
This old glossy postcard from the 1960s show Tiny Worthington’s store Fishnet Industries and the caption on the postcard states it was open year round back in the days when telephones were managed by live operators and the phone number was “Provincetown 834″. Advertised as “The only shop of its kind” the establishment provided year-round employment. Thirty-five years ago, Truro in the summertime was not very different from Truro in 2015. But what happens when someone is found dead in a beautiful home with an idyllic view of the Pamet River. Who is going to solve the mystery? Fans of Remaining in Provincetown will be please to know that a sequel has been written. Currently being edited and reviewed, we’ll keep posting old postcards for your viewing pleasure. Haven’t read the first book yet? There’s still time during the cold winter months on Cape Cod. Currently available online and at your favorite bookstores including the Provincetown Bookshop. Like us on Facebook and keep the conversation going.
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This 1960’s postcard shows a plentiful catch of fish on a commercial fishing boat out of Provincetown. Fifty plus years later and the commercial fishing boats are not as plentiful as they once were, docked off of MacMillan Pier. Still the tradition continues and has been revitalized in recent years with the Portuguese Festival that has enhanced the annual Blessing of the Fleet.
The end of June is a great time to visit Provincetown an the celebration begins this weekend on Thursday the 26th. To get into the mood of Provincetown, pick up a copy of Remaining in Provincetown by S.N. Cook , the recently published murder mystery that still has everyone talking. What happens during the Blessing of the Fleet in the story set in the 1980s might give you some clues. A few autographed copies can be found at the Provincetown Bookshop on Commercial Street or buy it online in trade paperback or ebook. Like us on Facebook and keep the conversation going.