What a great view at sunset, high atop Corn Hill in Truro, you can look down on Cape Cod Bay and the Pamet River. The site of Corn Hill is famous, because this is the location where a search party from The Mayflower while docked in Provincetown Harbor found the Indian’s winter stash of corn (November 15, 1620). There is a monument marker that tells the story at the base of the hill and at the top of the hill, are what were once the original Corn Hill Cottages as shown in this postcard, built in 1900. Originally there were two rows of cottages, but a fire in 1937 destroyed the lower row of cottages and they were never rebuilt. A great deal of modernization as taken place to the entire area with the addition of luxury homes that populate the once rustic area, but look closely if you take a walk in the area and you can get a glimpse of the older architecture.
Not too far from Provincetown, Corn Hill Beach and the Pamet are near some of the action takes place in the sequel to the murder mystery Remaining in Provincetown by S.N. Cook. Haven’t read the first book yet? Autographed copies are available at the Provincetown Book Shop on Commercial Street and are also available online in trade paperback and as an ebook. Like us on Facebook and keep the conversation going.