Framed by a two-mile pristine beach with Victorian homes on an overlooking bluff, the Sagamore Beach area has a long history, beginning with the Native American trail that was the forerunner of today's Route 6A. Settlement began when the internationally known Christian Endeavor Society chose the area for a summer colony in 1905. Soon, it was a combined vacation, recreation, and religious community, as well as a haven for families, that hosted numerous activities, including speakers of national fame, conferences, and a traditional swim at eleven every morning. Among stories of colony life in Sagamore Beach are several early attempts to create the Cape Cod Canal. Sagamore Beach became a prime site for viewing the construction of jetties for the canal's east end, the building of Sagamore Bridge, and the first ships transiting the canal.
Author: Marion R. Vuilleumier Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC) Published: 05/27/2003 Pages: 127 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.64lbs Size: 9.12h x 6.46w x 0.35d ISBN: 9780738511832
About the Author Vuilleumier, Marion R.: - A resident of Cape Cod since 1960, historian Marion R. Vuilleumier is the author of twenty books. With the assistance of local archivists and Barbara D. Sullivan of the Sagamore Beach Colony Club Committee, she has compiled fascinating photographs that bring alive one of New England's hidden villages.