Monthly Archives: July 2014

Blackfish Creek’s Fulling Mill

The Massachusetts Historical Society began publishing papers in their collection in the late 1700s. One of the earliest writers about Wellfleet, quoted often, is the town’s minister, Levi Whitman. In 1794 he wrote a letter called “An Account of the … Continue reading

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Making Hay in South Wellfleet

Free food! The first Billingsgate settlers joined the other English farmers who found the salt marshes up and down the North Atlantic coast as a certain source of fodder for their livestock. Harvesting salt hay was not new – it … Continue reading

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When South Wellfleet was Hither Billingsgate

Land Distribution in South Wellfleet Since I began researching the history of South Wellfleet, I’ve looked for evidence of the earliest European settlers — and evidence of native people populating the area, yet another topic. This article discusses the records … Continue reading

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