Cape Cod’s Countless Curiosities
An area comprised of picturesque Atlantic coastline, Cape Cod’s natural allure invites admirers from all corners of the globe to bask in a haven from modern perils. This scenic peninsula proves to be a hotspot for tourism and culture, providing its visitors both carefree entertainment and intellectual enlightenment. In this edition of The StickerTalk, join us as we travel to the shores of Massachusetts and explore this iconic American destination!
- Vikings may have been the first European explorers to set foot on Cape Cod. Although no proof has been found to completely support this claim, a titanic block of granite recovered from a Native American archeological site may contain inscriptions carved by Viking record keepers. However, because experts have not been able to decipher the stone’s script, this theory remains unsubstantiated.
- Squanto, the Native American largely responsible for the survival of the Plymouth Rock Pilgrims, is buried on Cape Cod. Although his exact place of burial remains a mystery, this American hero’s resting place enhances the sense of historical significance exemplified by the iconic peninsula.
- From the moment the Pilgrims arrived in the area, Cape Cod has been a center of industry. Although its soil could not sustain large-scale farming, the waters surrounding the peninsula served as the perfect stage for fishing and whaling. Shipbuilding and the refinement of sea salt also played critical roles in the business dealing of early Cape Cod settlers.